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Confused about negative charges in potential field of a pos charge?

  1. Mar 1, 2014 #1
    do negative charges in electric fields of positive charges have negative electrostatic potential energy? am I write in thinking they can't be at negative potential (V) because potential is a property of the field and has nothing to do with the charge in the field (like potential energy does)?

  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 1, 2014 #2
    Yes, negative potential energy. That's the case for gravity as well (they are both attractive forces)
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