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Electric Potential Energy

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The diagram on the left shows that near sharp edges, there is a greater concentration of charges. In this drawing the same amount of charges were placed in the two sides; nevertheless, the number of field lines inside the conductor is greater on the less sharp side of the drawing, about 10 vectors, as compared on the other side where only 9 vectors are inside the conductor. The diagram also shows that the charges are closer together in the sharper side of the drawing.

   
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by Luis F. Sez, Ph. D.    Comments and Suggestions: LSaez@dallaswinwin.com