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Electrical potential energy

  1. Mar 13, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Is electrical potential energy a vector or scalar?

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I think not because electrical potential energy that could be bestowed on one charge by another is determined by the magnitude of the charge and the distance between them and the direction doesn't matter. I am not certain though
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 13, 2009 #2
    It is scalar....u r right, being a energy the direction doesn't matter. It can be incident in any direction in the universe.
     
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