potential electric energy

  1. M

    I Electric field in a circuit with a DC source

    So I understand that when an electric field is produced in a conductor of length L, the net electric field in the conductor will be 0 because the rearrangement of electrons in the conductor results in the production of its own electric field which cancels out the one produced initially...
  2. Hawkingo

    B Why there is a negative sign in the formula of calculating work done?

    $$W = - \int _ { a } ^ { b } \vec { F } \cdot d \vec { r }$$ ( The Force here is referring to the applied force, When moving a positive charge towards another positive charge(stationary) / field In this formula why there is a negative sign in the formula? I am not asking the sign of the total...
  3. C

    I Electric potential difference between a battery's + terminal and the ground

    Hi, I've a question about electricity in the following scenario: consider an accumulator (e.g. a 9V battery) and an analog/digital voltmeter having a probe connected to the accumulator + clamp and the other to the ground (for instance connecting it to a metal rod stuck in the ground). Do you...
  4. starstruck_

    Calculating voltage within and outside of a solid sphere

    1. Homework Statement A solid sphere with radius R=12 m has charge Q=3 nC distributed uniformly throughout its volume. (a) Calculate the potential difference between a location at infinity and a location on the sphere’s surface. (b) Calculate the potential difference between a location on the...
  5. theideasmith

    Difference in potential energy of two charge configurations

    Chapter 24, Question 61 Given two configurations, ##C_1##, ##C_2## of ##N## point charges each, determine the smallest value of ##N## s.t. ##V_1>V_2##. ##C_1##: ##N## point charges are uniformly distributed on a ring s.t. the distance between adjacent electrons is constant ##C_2##: ##N-1##...
  6. I

    Velocity of Three Charges Released from Equilateral Triangle

    1. Homework Statement Three equal charges with charge q and mass m are placed into an equilateral triangle of side length L. Find the speed of each when they are infinitely far from one another. 2. Homework Equations -ΔU =ΔK (since the electric force is conservative), U= 1/4πε Σq1q2 /r 3...
  7. recursive

    Capacitor Energy With Different Dielectrics

    1. Homework Statement Two parallel plates are connected to a battery which maintains a constant potential difference of 12.0 V. The distance between the plates can be varied and there are three plates of different dielectric materials available: rubber (0.40 mm, κ = 6.7), glass (4 mm, κ = 7)...
  8. kostoglotov

    Is negative potential energy actually meaningful?

    Disclaimer: not sure if this is actually the most appropriate forum, but it is a question inspired by my work on a homework question...I'm happy for a moderator to move this to a different forum. (But General Physics states: NO HOMEWORK/COURSEWORK QUESTIONS HERE) 1. Homework Statement Ok...
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