Concept: Electric Potential

A:

[+Q +q]

B:

[+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.


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