1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

How much work is done to move 1.7 microCoulombs ?

  1. Feb 23, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    How much work is done to move 1.7 microCoulombs of charge from the negative terminal to the positive terminal of a 1.5 V battery?

    2. Relevant equations
    I thought you multiply them together since P=IE? But this is wrong? What is the formula I use even? I know I need to convert microCoulombs to Coulombs.


    3. The attempt at a solution
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 23, 2010 #2

    collinsmark

    User Avatar
    Homework Helper
    Gold Member

    You might try looking up the definition of electrical potential (i.e. "voltage").
     
  4. Feb 23, 2010 #3
    I still don't understand?? Can you explain further. This is a five part problem and this is the only part I'm stuck on
     
  5. Feb 23, 2010 #4

    ideasrule

    User Avatar
    Homework Helper

    Voltage is DEFINED as the potential difference that one joule of energy can move one coloumb of charge across.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: How much work is done to move 1.7 microCoulombs ?
  1. How much work is done (Replies: 8)

Loading...