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Re: equipotentials

You are correct. Where a conservative E field exists, each space point is
at a definite, definable potential, relative to the chosen reference point.
The same space point cannot simultaneously belong to equipotential surfaces
of differing potential values.

Please, which text says otherwise?

Bob Sciamanda
Physics, Edinboro Univ of PA (Em)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Justin Parke" <FIZIX29@AOL.COM>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2004 11:32 AM
Subject: equipotentials

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