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Re: equipotentials


Can contour lines on a contour map cross?

bc, who sometimes thinks Socrates

p.s. Unless a serious Sr. moment has occurred, this is another example
of the much discussed BAD Physics texts.

Justin Parke wrote:

Can equipotential surfaces cross? If so then in what direction does the electric field point at the line of intersection?

(This is another disagreement between me and the "back of the book" answer for a textbook question)

Justin Parke
Oakland Mills High School
Columbia, MD