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Potential and potential energy

  1. Jun 3, 2010 #1
    just a question that bothered me before now i forgot

    As a negative charge moves from a high potential to a low potential, its electrical potential energy

    i think that the potential energy increases. but i am not sure of the reasoning
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  3. Jun 3, 2010 #2

    Doc Al

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    Hint: Is it moving against or with the electric field? (Then compare to gravity and gravitational potential energy.)
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