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Electric Fields and Potentials
(Ch. 15 & 16 of Text)

The most common experience with electric charge in everyday life is that of ``static cling'' - when two particular types of materials are rubbed together, it is found that they stick together, at least for a while. In this chapter we will be examining properties of electric charges at rest. The major concepts which will be introduced are the electric field $\vec{E}$ and the electric potential V .