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Homework Help: How is electric potential related to electric potential energy?

  1. Oct 17, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I have an expression for electric potential. Can I multiply this by mass to turn it into potential energy?

    2. Relevant equations

    W=Fs ?

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Oct 17, 2011 #2


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    Electric potential is (potential energy)/(electric charge).

    (potential energy)/(mass) is gravitational potential.
  4. Oct 17, 2011 #3
    I honestly don't know anything about eletromagnetism.
    I do know that "eletric potential"(measured in Volts) is not the same as "eletric potential energy" (measured in Joules)

    So if I understood correctly your problem it looks like it can be solved by dimensional analysis.

    Sorry, but I can't help further than that
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