What does an electric dipole experience when kept in a uniform field and non uniform field ?

Asked by tejan Pillai | 22nd May, 2013, 11:54: AM

Expert Answer:

In uniform electric field net force on eletric dipole or bipole is zero. but torque is non zero.
But in non uniform electric field net force is (E1 - E2)x Q .where E1 and E2 are electric field at the two ends of the dipole. Torque is non-zero in this case also.

Answered by  | 23rd May, 2013, 02:24: AM

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