Loyd pre-lab 26 applies even though lab procedure does not. In this experiment, students will examine the relationship between equipotential surfaces and electric field lines in the region around several different electrode configurations. The objectives are: Determination of the location of equipotential surfaces in the region around oppositely charged electrodes by measurements made with a voltmeter. Investigation of the shape of the equipotential surfaces for several specific electrode arrangements. Construction of electric field lines from the measured equipotentials by drawing lines perpendicular to the equipotentials. Comparision of the experimentally determined shapes of electric field lines with several familiar electrode arrangements. Determiantion of the dependence of the magnitude of E on the distance r from a line of charge.
|Tray, Plastic Gridded||JE-105A-S65||1 per table|
|Clips, Alligator||JE-105A-S58||2 per table|
|Wire, Banana Patch Cords, Hookup Leads||JE-Lab Rooms-ByChalkboard||3 per table|
|Electrode, Cylinder (Brass)||JE-105A-S65||2 per table|
|Beaker, 1000ml - Pyrex||JE-105A-S73||1 per table|
|Probe, Handheld Digital Multimeter||JE-105A-X32 (on Wall)||2 per table|
|Multimeter, Digital, Sperry DM5300 - Battery||JE-105A- D101||1 per table|
|Power Supply, Extech (Model #382213)||JE-105A-X12/13||1 per table|
|Electrode, Plate (Brass)||JE-105A-S65||2 per table|
|Ruler, Transparent, Flexible||JE-105A-D90||2 per table|
|Protractor||JE-105A-D90||2 per table|
Put out the new, grey Extech power supplies.
If the lab is being instructed by Eric Anderson, he has a specific demo, the High Voltage Equipotential Demo, that he likes to conduct during his lecture. It is located in room JE-113A on shelf DS58 (its tag is DS58-245). It is a shirt box wrapped in plastic with a plug.