Describe why/how the electric field and voltage are related, using a scenario in which a charge is placed in a system where a gradual voltage drop occurs.
-suppose a charge is placed in a system where a gradual voltage drop occurs
-as a result the decrease in PE is gradual, while the increase in KE is gradual
-charge experiences a gradual speed increase
-if a charge speeds up gradually it has a small acceleration
-if a charge has a small acceleration, it experiences a small force
-if a charge experiences a small force, the electric field it sits in must be small/weak!
-->therefore, a gradual voltage drop implies a small electric field!