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Is the potential energy get higher or lower when electrons moves closer to the field? 
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Mar2609, 01:00 PM

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when an electron moves closer to the electric field source, does the potential energy get higher or lower?
if it is being accelerated from the infinity, then at the infinity it should have the lowest kinetic energy? then when it is closer to the source of the field, it should have the highest kinetic energy?? ok then what about a proton? 


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Mar2609, 01:17 PM

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F = qE Where q is the value of the charge in Coulombs, and E is the Electric field value in Volts/meter. The direction of the force is determined by both the charge polarity and the direction of the vector E field. 


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