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Electric Energy

  1. Apr 21, 2006 #1
    When electric charges occur in a system, it is possible to determine the electric energy of the system. Which of the following is false:

    d. The electric energy of the system can only vary when it is converted into thermal energy

    Why is this answer False?
    What other factors affect electric energy?

    Thank You
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  3. Apr 21, 2006 #2


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    You connect a battery to an electrical motor. some of the energy goes into thermal energy but some goes into work that makes the motor rotates. That is just one possible example
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