Physics

Electrostatics of Conductors

Electrostatics of Conductors

Electrostatics of Conductors Conductors contain mobile charge carriers. In metallic conductors, these charge carriers are electrons. In a metal, the outer (valence) electrons part away...
Potential Energy

Potential Energy

Potential Energy in an External Field The potential energy of a single charge: The external electric field E and the corresponding external potential V may vary...
Equipotential surfaces

Equipotential Surfaces

Equipotential surfaces Surface over which the electric potential is same everywhere is called an equipotential surface. Equipotential surfaces...
Electrostatic Potential

Electrostatic Potential

We know that central forces are conservative in nature i.e., work done on any particle moving under the influence of conservative forces does not...
Applications of Gauss's Law

Applications of Gauss’s Law

Applications of Gauss’s Law Field due to an infinitely long straight uniformly charged wire Field due to uniformly...
Gauss’s Law

Gauss’s Law

The surface integral of electrostatic field E produced by any source over any closed surface S enclosing a volume V in vacuum i.e. total electric flux over...
Electric Dipole

Electric Dipole

An electric dipole is a pair of equal and opposite charges q and –q separated by some distance 2a. Its dipole moment vector p...
Electric Flux

Electric Flux

Consider a plane surface of area ΔS in a uniform electric field E in the space. Draw a positive normal to the surface and...
Electric Field Lines

Electric Field Lines

For a single positive point charge q, electric field is Since electric field varies as the inverse of the square of...
Electric Field

Electric Field

Electric Field An electric field is said to exist at a point if a force of electrical origin is exerted on a stationary charged body...