Concept: Electric Potential


[+Q +q]


[+Q -q]

Two test charges are brought to the same distance from a charge +Q. The test charge in A is +q; in B it is -q. In which case does the test charge experience a larger electric potential?

Adapted from a Mazur ConcepTest.

Last updated Sept. 7, 1997.
Copyright George Watson, Univ. of Delaware, 1997.