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ERIC Number: EJ931534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Dimensional Analysis and Electric Potential Due to a Uniformly Charged Sheet
Aghamohammadi, Amir
European Journal of Physics, v32 n3 p633-643 May 2011
Dimensional analysis, superposition principle, and continuity of electric potential are used to study the electric potential of a uniformly charged square sheet on its plane. It is shown that knowing the electric potential on the diagonal and inside the square sheet is equivalent to knowing it everywhere on the plane of the square sheet. The behaviour of the electric potential near the centre of the square is obtained. Then an exact solution for the electric potential at any point on the plane of the square sheet is obtained. This result is used to calculate the electric potential of a right triangular sheet on its plane which can be used to find the electric potential at any point on the plane of any uniformly charged polygon sheet. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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