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Illustration Electric dipole in inhomogeneous electric field

Electric dipole in inhomogeneous electric field
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An electric dipole is in an inhomogeneous electric field \(E\). Thus, the dipole is not only rotated in the field direction (as in the case of a homogeneous field), but also accelerated with a force \(F\) in the direction of dense field lines.