Two small spheres, each with mass m = 5.0 g and charge q, are suspended from a point
by threads of length L = 0.30 m. What is the charge on each sphere if the threads make
an angle u = 20 with the vertical?
B) 2.9 10
7
C
2.
y
x
2Q
Q
0
a
A charge 2Q is located at the origin while a second charge Q is located at x = a. Where
should a third charge be placed so that the net force on the charge is zero?
C) x > a
3.
Three charges Q
1
, Q
2
, and Q
3
, each equal to 6.4 10
19
C, are in a straight line. The
distance between neighboring charges is 60 nm. The magnitude of the electric field at
P, which is 80 nm from Q
2
on a line at right angles to the line
between Q
1
and Q
3
, is
D) 1.9 10
10
N/C
4.
Three charges, each of Q = 3.2 10
19
C, are arranged at three of the corners of a 20nm
square as shown. The magnitude of the electric field at D, the fourth corner of the
square, is approximately
A) 1.4 10
7
N/C
Section: 214 Topic: The Electric Field Type: Conceptual
5. An electric field with a magnitude of 6.0 10
4
N/C is directed parallel to the positive y
axis. A particle with a charge q = 4.8 10
19
C is moving along the x axis with a speed
v = 3.0 10
6
m/s. The force on the charge is approximately
B) 2.9 10
14
N in the y direction.
6.
A bob of mass m (m = 0.500 g), and charge magnitude Q (Q = 50.0 C) is held by a
massless string in a uniform electric field E. If the bob makes an angle of 10.0 degrees
with the vertical, then calculate the magnitude of the electric field E and the sign of the
bob charge Q.
A) 1.73 10
1
N/C and Q is positive.
m
q
E
T
7. The tension T in the string is ____ the weight mg.
A) less than
Section: 214 Topic: The Electric Field Type: Numerical
8. If m = 1 g, q = 1 C and E = 5000 N/C, the tension T in the string is
C) 4.81 10
3
N
9.
A small positive charge is located at A. The vector that gives the direction of the
electric field at point P is
B) 2
10.
The point P is on the axis of a ring of charge, and all vectors shown lie in the yz plane.
The negatively charged ring lies in the xz plane. The vector that correctly represents the
direction of the electric field at this point is
A) 1
11.
The figure shows the field lines for two charges. What is the ratio of the top charge to
the bottom charge?
D) 2:1
12. In a uniform electric field a proton has
C) an approximately constant acceleration the direction of the field.
Use the picture for the next two problems.
q
v
E
1
2
3
4
w
A negatively charged particle moving with speed v enters a region of uniform electric
field E.
13. If nonelectric forces are negligible, a positively charged particle released from rest
in a nonuniform electric field
C) accelerates in the direction of the field.
14. Using the direction compass on the right, the direction of the force on the charge is
C) 3
15. If the charge q = 1 nC, mass m = 1 10
14
kg, speed v = 10
5
m/s, the electric field
strength E = 2 10
5
V/m, and width, w, of the electric field is 0.2 m, what is the speed
of the particle when it emerges from the other side?
C) 1.08 10
5
m/s
16.
An electric dipole p of magnitude 25 p C m makes an angle of 65 with a uniform
electric field E of magnitude 3.0 10
6
N/C. What is the magnitude of the torque on
the dipole?
D) 6.8 10
16
N m
17. A disk of radius 10 cm carries a uniform surface charge density of 6.0 C/m2.
The electric field on the axis of the disk at a distance of 10 cm is approximately
C) 99 kN/C
18. An infinite plane lies in the yzplane and it has a uniform surface charge density.
The electric field at a distance x from the plane
C) is constant and does not depend on x.
19. A uniform circular ring has charge Q = 7.36 C, and radius r = 3.33 cm. Calculate the magnitude
of the electric field at a distance of 4.20 cm along the axis of the ring.
E) 1.81 10
7
N/C
20.
A cubical surface with no charge enclosed and with sides 2.0 m long is oriented with right and
left faces perpendicular to a uniform electric field E of (1.6 10
5
N/C) i . The net electric flux 
E
through this surface is approximately
A) zero
21.
Consider a uniform electric field
E
= (5.0 kN/C)
i
. What is the flux of this field through
a square of side 20 cm in a plane parallel to the yz plane?
B) 0.20 kN m
2
/C
22.
The figure shows a surface enclosing the charges 2q and q. The net flux through the
surface surrounding the two charges is
23.
A rod of infinite length has a charge per unit length of (= q/l). Gauss's law makes it easy to
determine that the electric field strength at a perpendicular distance r from the rod is, in terms
of k = (4te
0
)
1
,
D) 2k/r
24. A sphere of radius 8.0 cm carries a uniform volume charge density = 500 nC/m
3
. What is the
electric field at r = 8.1 cm?
B) 1.5 kN/C
25. An infinitely long cylinder of radius 4.0 cm carries a uniform volume charge density
= 200 nC/m
3
. What is the electric field at r = 8.0 cm?
A) 0.23 kN/C
26. A spherical shell of radius 9.0 cm carries a uniform surface charge density
o = 9.0 nC/m
2
. The electric field at r = 4.0 cm is approximately
E) zero
Section: 223 Topic: Using Symmetry to Calculate E with Gausss Law
Type: Numerical
27. A spherical shell of radius 9.0 cm carries a uniform surface charge density
o = 9.0 nC/m
2
. The electric field at r = 8.9 cm is approximately
D) zero
28.
An infinite plane of surface charge density o = +8.00 nC/m
2
lies in the yz plane at the origin,
and a second infinite plane of surface charge density o = 8.00 nC/m
2
lies in a plane parallel to
the yz plane at x = 4.00 m. The electric field at x = 3.50 m is approximately
C) 904 N/C
29.
An infinite plane of surface charge density o = +8.00 nC/m
2
lies in the yz plane at the origin,
and a second infinite plane of surface charge density o = 8.00 nC/m
2
lies in a plane parallel to
the yz plane at x = 4.00 m. The electric field at x = 5.00 m is approximately
E) zero
Use the following scenario for the next three questions.
Q
r
a
r
b1
r
b2
A solid conducting sphere of radius r
a
is placed concentrically inside a conducting spherical shell of
inner radius r
b1
and outer radius r
b2
. The inner sphere carries a charge Q while the outer sphere does not
carry any net charge.
33.
The electric field in a region is given by r
r
kQ
E
2
=
\

a b
kQ
1 1
30. The electric field for r
a
< r < r
b1
is
B) kQ/r
2
31. The electric field for r
b1
< r < r
b2
is
E) zero
32. The electric field for r > r
b1
is
B) kQ/r
2
Use the following to answer the next three questions:
34. Which of the points shown in the diagram are at the same potential?
C) 1 and 4
35. Which point in the electric field in the diagram is at the highest potential?
E) 5
36. Which point in the electric field in the diagram is at the lowest potential?
C) 3
37.
The figure shows two plates A and B. Plate A has a potential of 0 V and plate B a potential of
100 V. The dotted lines represent equipotential lines of 25, 50, and 75 V. A positive test
charge of 1.6 10
19
C at point x is transferred to point z. The energy gained or expended by
the test charge is
B) 8 10
18
J, expended.
38. The electrostatic potential energy of the system of point charges q
1
= 1 C, q
2
= 2 C, and q
3
= 3
C at the corners of the equilateral triangle whose side s = 30 cm is
D) 0.330 J
39.
Q
R
R
from infinity
Calculate the work done to bring a charge, Q = 1 mC, from infinity and place it at a
distance R = 10 cm along the axis of a thin uniformly charged ring with linear charge
density = 10 C/m and radius R.
D) 399 J