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Five equal negative point charges {eq}-q {/eq} are placed symmetrically around a circle of radius {eq}R {/eq}. Calculate the electric potential at the center of the circle. Assume a reference level of potential {eq}V = 0 {/eq} at infinity.

Electric Potential at a Point:

Electric Potential at a point is defined as work done in bringing a unit positive charge slowly from infinity to the point. In the presence of multiple charges, electric potential at a point is scalar sum of electric potential due to every individual charge.

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  • Five negative charge, each of charge -q, placed on the circumference of a circle of radius R

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