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Electrostatics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The strength of the force between charged particles is dependent on:

Question 2 2. Voltage is the measure of _____.

Question 3 3. Increasing the charge on both particles by a factor of 2 while decreasing the distance by a factor of 2 will:

Question 4 4. Fill in the blanks: Opposite charges _____, like charges _____.

Question 5 5. Decreasing the charge on both particles by a factor of 2 while leaving all other factors the same will:

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Question 6 6. What is the definition of electric field strength?

Question 7 7. In the diagram of an electric force field, field lines pointing in represent _____.

Question 8 8. When using Coulomb's law, increasing the charge on one particle by a factor of 2 while leaving all other factors the same will:

Question 9 9. A parallel plate capacitor has a surface area of 1 meter squared, and a distance of 0.1 meters between the plates. If there is a vacuum in the space between the plates, what is the capacitance of the capacitor? (The permittivity of free space is 8.854 x 10^-12)

Question 10 10. How common are capacitors?

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Question 11 11. Fill in the blank: The size of the electric field is _____ the size of the test charge you use to measure it.

Question 12 12. A parallel plate capacitor is connected to an 8-volt battery and stores 0.0001 coulombs of charge. What is the capacitance of the capacitor?

Question 13 13. Objects with similar charges _____, and objects with opposite charges _____.

Question 14 14. An atom becomes a negative ion when:

Question 15 15. An electric force field:

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Question 16 16. The potential of a charged particle to do work is _____.

Question 17 17. In the diagram of an electric force field, the spacing of the field lines:

Question 18 18. Materials that are easily positively charged:

Question 19 19. What is the definition of a capacitor?

Question 20 20. Work is _____.

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Question 21 21. What is the definition of capacitance?

Question 22 22. Voltage is analogous to _____.

Question 23 23. What is the magnitude of electric field strength a distance of 14 meters from a 3x10^-6 coulomb charge? (Ignore the direction in this question)

Question 24 24. In Coulomb's Law, increasing the distance between particles by a factor of 2 while leaving all other factors the same will:

Question 25 25. Decreasing the charge on both particles by a factor of 1/2 while decreasing the distance by a factor of 1/2 will:

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is the definition of a vector field?

Question 27 27. An object becomes electrically charged when:

Question 28 28. What particles in an atom have an electric charge?

Question 29 29. Two collections of electrons with the same charge density but with different amounts of charge will _____.

Question 30 30. In the diagram of an electric force field, the field lines represent:

Electrostatics Chapter Exam Instructions

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