Chapter 23 Electric Fields by HC12042100257


									     Chapter 23
   Electric Fields
23.1 Properties of Electric Charges
23.3 Coulomb’s Law
23.4 The Electric Field
23.6 Electric Field Lines
23.7 Motion of Charged Particles
in a Uniform Electric Field

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        23.1 Properties of Electric Charges
• There are two kinds of
  electric charges in
   – Positive
   – Negative
• Like charges repel one
  another and Unlike
  charges attract one
• Electric charge is
• Charge is quantized
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       23.3 Coulomb’s Law
From Coulomb’s experiments, we can
  generalize the following properties of the
  electric force between two stationary
  charged particles.

The electric force
• is inversely proportional to the square of the
  separation r between the particles and directed
  along the line joining them.
• is proportional to the product of the charges q1
  and q2 on the two particles.
• is attractive if the charges are of opposite sign
  and repulsive if the charges have the same sign.
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• Consider two electric charges: q1
  and q2
• The electric force F between these
  two charges separated by a
  distance r is given by Coulomb’s
• The constant ke is called Coulomb’s
•  is the permittivity of
                                              1                          12 C
                                         k        where  0  8.85  10
  free space                                4  0                          Nm2

• The smallest unit of
  charge e is the charge on
  an electron (-e) or a
  proton (+e) and has a
  magnitude e = 1.6 x 10-19
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Example 23.1 The Hydrogen Atom
The electron and proton of a hydrogen
 atom are separated (on the average)
 by a distance of approximately 5.3 x
 10-11 m. Find the magnitudes of the
 electric force.

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• When dealing with Coulomb’s
  law, you must remember that
  force is a vector quantity

• The law expressed in vector
  form for the electric force
  exerted by a charge q1 on a
  second charge q2, written F12,

•   where rˆ is a unit vector directed from q1 toward q2

• The electric force exerted by q2 on q1 is
  equal in magnitude to the force exerted
  by q1 on q2 and in the opposite direction;
  that is, F21= -F12.

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• When more than two charges are present,
  the force between any pair of them is
  given by Equation

• Therefore, the resultant force on any one
  of them equals the vector sum of the
  forces exerted by the various individual
• For example, if four charges are present,
  then the resultant force exerted by
  particles 2, 3, and 4 on particle 1 is

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• Double one of the charges
  – force doubles
• Change sign of one of the charges
  – force changes direction
• Change sign of both charges
  – force stays the same
• Double the distance between charges
  – force four times weaker
• Double both charges
  – force four times stronger
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• Three point charges are aligned
  along the x axis as shown. Find the
  electric force at the charge 3nC.

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Example 23.2 Find the Resultant Force

• Consider three
  point charges
  located at the
  corners of a right
  triangle, where
  q1=q3= 5.0μC, q2=
  2.0 μC, and a=
  0.10 m. Find the
  resultant force
  exerted on q3.
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