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Why electric field is negative gradient of potential.

Why electric field is negative gradient of potential.

Grade:12

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Saurabh Kumar
askIITians Faculty 2411 Points
5 years ago
Electric field intensity and electric potential. Notice the negative sign - this implies that measuring from the positive plate the potential drops with increasing distance. However in a radial field E is not constant and is then truly the gradient of the potential-distance curve at any point.

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