Electric Potential

IB Physics: Electric Potential

If the students have understood gravitational potential then they should understand electrical potential. This is one advantage of teaching them one after the other.Understanding how a position with a strong field can have zero potential confuses some students. The Phet animation below helps to explain this.Its a pity there isn"t more electrostatics on the syllabus (e.g. electrophorus, Faradays ice pail, electroscope...


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