electrostatic potential energy

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Funmi Baruwa
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electrostatic potential energy

Postby Funmi Baruwa » Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:08 am

Currently reviewing and I'm wondering what electrostatic potential energy is and why its important

Khushi_Gupta_1A
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Re: electrostatic potential energy

Postby Khushi_Gupta_1A » Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:01 am

Electric potential energy is the energy that is needed to move a charge against an electric field. you need more energy to move a charge further in the electric field, but also more energy to move it through a stronger electric field.
Gravitational potential energy and electric potential energy are quite analogous. Potential energy accounts for work done by a conservative force and gives added insight regarding energy and energy transformation without the necessity of dealing with the force directly.


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