The Potential of a Sphere


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What is electric potential?

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1. How does electric field relate to electric potential?

2. Fill in the blank: As you follow an electric field line, the electric potential _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The potential of a sphere is the focus of this worksheet and quiz. You'll need to know things, for the quiz, that include determining what electric potential is and how electric field relates to electric potential.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these study tools to find out how well you know how to:

  • Understand what happens to electric potential as you follow an electric field line
  • Identify what happens to electric potential inside a conducting sphere that is charged as you get closer to the center
  • Find the electric potential at a given distance, with regard to a conducting sphere

Skills Practiced

Practice the following:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as electric potential and electric field
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding electric field lines in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the potential of a sphere

Additional Learning

Use this lesson to find out more about the potential of a sphere. The lesson is called The Potential of a Sphere and it will cover the following:

  • Explain potential
  • Analyze Gauss' Law
  • Determine potential as a graph