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Inhomogeneous electric fields (dipole fields)

Inhomogeneous electric fields (dipole fields)

Item no.: P6005200

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Investigate the electric field, which is created by applying a voltage to two circular electrodes.


  • No electrolyte required
  • Direct measurement of potential with high resistance voltmeter
  • Measuring points can be transferred (pressed through) onto a sheet of white paper during measurement


Determine the equipotential lines of the electric field between the two electrodes and derive the electric field pattern.

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With this experiment the students will investigate the electric field between two circular electrodes. This field corresponds to the attractive field between two point charges. It also referred to as a static dipole field and serves as an example of an inhomogeneous field.

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