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In which orientation, a dipole placed in a uniform electric field is in stable, unstable equilibrium ?

In which orientation, a dipole placed in a uniform electric field is in

  • stable,
  • unstable equilibrium ? 

Grade:10

1 Answers

Shrey Mahar
askIITians Faculty 70 Points
one year ago
Hello dear student,
Answer:

For stable equilibrium, a dipole is placed parallel to the electric field.
For unstable equilibrium, a dipole is placed antiparallel to the electric field.

Thank you

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