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In: An object of charge +q feels an electric force F E when placed at a particular location in an electric field, E. Therefore, if an object of charge –2q were placed at the same location where the first charge was, it would feel and electric force of a)–F E /2 b)–2F E c)–2qF E d)–2F E /q e)–F E /(2q)
Objective: To learn about static electricity: –Electric potential energy –Electric potential Success criteria: Understand the equations
Electric potential energy The work done to bring a charge from infinity to a particular distance = - potential energy the charge has at that point. U E =-Work Also, the change in PE from one point to another = -work done to change the position. ΔU E =-W
In a field generated by a point charge: U E =kq 1 q 2 r In a uniform field: ΔU E =qEΔd
Both Gravitational potential and Electrical potential energy depend on position
Electric potential The energy per each individual charge. Measured in Volts V = U E q
A uniform electric filed of 250 V/m is directed in the positive x direction. A 12 μCoulomb charge moves from the origin to the point (20cm, 50 cm). What was the change in potential energy of the charge? Through what potential difference did the charge move?