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Find the total potential at the location P.?

The drawing shows four point charges. The value of q is 2.2 µC, and the distance d is 0.61 m. Find the total potential at the location P. Assume that the potential of a point charge is zero at infinity.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    You can do this question by using the superposition principle for potential.

    The net potential thus isV=k[q/2d+q/d+(-q/d)+-q/d)]=-kq/d, where k=1/4(pi)(epsilon).Therefore, V=-9x(10^9)x2.2x(10^-6)/0.61=32.46x(10^3) V.

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