SOLUTION OF BOOK QUESTIONS 2
Describe the force or forces on a positive point charge whenplaced between parallel plates,
With similar and equal charges.(b) With opposite and equal charges.Ans#4:
The electric force F on a charge q due to eclectic field E is given by
(A) When a positive point charge is placed between parallel plates withsimilar and equal charges. it will experience no electric force becauseelectric field between the plate is zero
. F=qEF=q(0) =0
(B) When a positive pint charge is placed between the plates of theScapacitor it will experience electric force ,
Due to electric field set up from positive to negative .
Q#5:Electric lines of forces never cross each other. Why?Ans#5:
No, two electric lines of forces never cross each other because “E”only one direction at a given point .if two lines cross each other then therewill be more directions at a point which is impossible.
Q#6:If appoint charge q of mass m is released in a non uniformelectric field with field lines pointing in the same direction, will it makea rectilinear motion?Ans#6:
Motion along a straight line is called rectilinear motion when acharge “q” of mass “m” is released in a non uniform electric field. It willnot move in a straight line and adopts irregular path due to variable electricfield.
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