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Oh jesus. potential difference problems help per favore!

  1. Mar 2, 2008 #1
    1) You have a potential difference of 6 volts. How much work is done to transfer .19 coulombs of charge through it? Answer in units of Jules.

    2) Through what potential difference would an electron need to be accelerated for it to achieve a speed of 6% of the speed of light(2.99792e8), starting from rest? Answer in units of Volts.

    W=Fd=qEd
    PE=-W=-qEd
    Potential difference between two points is V=PE/q

    q=charge in coulombs.
    w=work
    PE=potential energy
    d=distance
    E=field
    v=potential difference
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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



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  3. Mar 2, 2008 #2

    Astronuc

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    Please show some work on the problem.

    In the first problem, 1 Volt (of potential difference) applies 1 Joule/coulomb of work to a charge.

    In the second problem, knowing the velocity of the charge, one may compute the kinetic energy (here one may need to consider relativistic effects), or one can make a rough approximation with the definition of kinetic energy from classical mechanics.

    The increase in kinetic energy is equal to the work done by the electric field.
     
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