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The uniform electric field in a region surrounding the origin is along the xaxis. A small circle is drawn with the center at the origin cutting the axes at points A, B, C and D having coordinates (a,0) , (0,a) , (a,0) and (0,a) respectively, as shown in figure. Find the point at which the potential is minimum.


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Solution

The correct option is A A
We know that, electric field will be directed from positive charge to negative charge.

Potential decreases along the direction of electric field.

From the figure, we can conclude that,

C is at high potential, as it is the left most point relative to other points on the circle.

B and D are at the same potential, as they both are along the perpendicular to the electric field.

A is at low potential, as it is the right most point relative to other points on the circle.

Hence, option (a) is the correct answer.

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