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Electric potential

  1. Nov 24, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    As an electron moves from a high potential to a low potential, its electric potential energy?

    a) increases
    b) remains the same
    c) decreases


    2. Relevant equations

    we know that

    V=U q0
    the electric potential = potential energy times the charge.


    3. The attempt at a solution
    i think the answers is a, since we have to take into account that the charge is negative.
    but many people argue other wise. i just want to verify what's the right answer and why.
     
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  3. Nov 24, 2013 #2

    ehild

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    You are right.

    ehild
     
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