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A uniform electric field consists of two conducting plates. These plates are oppositely charged, and infinitely wide. … This force remains constant as the charge travels within the electric field.

## Is acceleration constant in a uniform electric field?

As field is uniform, force remains constant and **acceleration remains constant**.

## Does electric field remains constant?

**If the potential is constant then the electric field is zero**. If the rate of change of potential with distance is constant then the electric field strength is constant. The electrical field is related to a force concept: it describes the force per unit charge.

## How can an electric field be constant?

A constant electric field is one whose **(partial) derivative with respect to time is zero**. That is, it does not change in time. A uniform electric field is one whose (partial) derivative with respect to any spatial variable is zero. That is, the field is the same in magnitude and direction throughout space.

## Can electric field be negative?

**Electric field is not negative**. It is a vector and thus has negative and positive directions. An electron being negatively charged experiences a force against the direction of the field. For a positive charge, the force is along the field.

## How do you set up a uniform electric field?

The simplest method of creating a uniform electric field in a region is to **keep two equally charged thin plain metal sheets of opposite charge parallel to each other**.

## How do you calculate electric field strength?

The SI unit of electric field strength is newtons per coulomb (N/C) or volts per meter (V/m). The force experienced by a very small test charge q placed in a field E in a vacuum is given by **E = F/q**, where F is the force experienced.

## Which charge produces uniform electric field?

So, **an infinite uniformly charged plane** generates a uniform electric field.

## What is the electric field when the electric potential is zero?

If the electric potential at a certain point is zero, then the **electric field at the same point** is also zero.

## Why is electric field constant between plates?

1) The field is approximately constant **because the distance between the plates in assumed small compared to the area of the plates**. The field is zero approximately outside of the plates due to the interaction of the fields generated by the two plates (They point in opposite directions outside the capacitor).

## What does K equal in electric field?

The Coulomb constant, the electric force constant, or the electrostatic constant (denoted k_{e}, k or K) is a proportionality constant in electrostatics equations. In SI units it is equal to **8.9875517923(14)×10 ^{9} kg⋅m^{3}⋅s^{−}^{2}⋅C^{−}^{2}**.