Electric field of a dipole



dipole field

A configuration of charges with a positive charge and a negative charge is called a dipole.



Sample questions



1. For this dipole configuration, what is the direction of the electric field at point A?



two charges

   A. up

   B. down

   C. right

   D. left

   E. none of the above






2. For this dipole configuration, what is the direction of the electric field at point B?



two charges

   A. up

   B. down

   C. right

   D. left

   E. none of the above






3. For this dipole configuration, what is the direction of the electric field at point C?



two charges

   A. up

   B. down

   C. right

   D. left

   E. none of the above






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Sample problem




Find the electric field due to this dipole at point P, a distance r away from the origin on the x-axis.



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