Derive an expression for electric potential at any point due to an electric dipole.

Asked by nilesh gangwani | 29th Nov, 2010, 10:52: AM

Expert Answer:

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The potential at point P is the algebraic sum of the potentials due to -q and +q charges. Hence



Potential at point P due to the dipole along the equatorial line will be zero as P is equidistant from the two charges.

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Answered by  | 29th Nov, 2010, 11:54: AM

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