Electric Potential Energy

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Electromagnetism

Electric potential energy ( \(U_e\) ) (also known as electrostatic potential energy) is the energy or force that is required to move a charge in resistance to an electric field.

Electric Potential Energy formula

\(\large{ U_e = \frac {k q_1 q_2}{r} }\)         


\(\large{ U_e }\) = electric potential energy

\(\large{ k }\) = Coulomb's constant

\(\large{ q_1 }\) = electric charge

\(\large{ q_2 }\) = electric charge

\(\large{ r }\) = radius

Voltage Electric Potential Energy

Electric potential energy ( \(V\) ) known as voltage, is when two opposite charges are held apart.

Voltage Electric Potential Energy formula

\(\large{ V = \frac {W}{C} }\)         


\(\large{ V }\) = voltage or electric potential energy

\(\large{ W }\) = work

\(\large{ C }\) = charge


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