The Potential of a Cylinder


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What is electric potential?

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1. As you follow the field lines, what happens to electric potential?

2. What does Gauss' Law allow you to do?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of the potential of a cylinder. Test questions include subjects like electric potential and following field lines.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these resources to:

  • Determine the purpose of Gauss' Law
  • Understand how to express electric potential
  • Calculate electric potential from a given radius

Skills Practiced

Practice these important skills as you go through these assessments:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems that ask you to calculate the potential of a cylinder
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding field lines
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about electric potential

Additional Learning

Understand the potential of a cylinder with this helpful lesson entitled The Potential of a Cylinder. The lesson will go into detail on the following study points:

  • Define Gauss' Law
  • Review example problems
  • Know the difference between gravitational potential and electric potential