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Why is the work done to move a charge on an equipotential surface Zero....
- Prudhvi Raj Borra (age 16)
It's a matter of definition. Equipotential means same potential everywhere. The amount of work done on a charge Q when moving it from potential V1
)*Q. Since on an equipotential V1
is equal to V2
the net work is zero.
(published on 12/11/09)
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