70. Potential Energy of a Charged Particle in a Uniform Electric Field

70. Potential Energy of a Charged Particle in a Uniform Electric Field

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Potential Energy of Charged Particle in Uniform Electric Field • Electrostatic force: F = −qE ˆ j (conservative) • Displacement: ds = dxˆ + dyˆ i j Z f Z yf • Work: Wif = (−qE)dy = −qE(yf − yi ) F · ds = i yi • Potential energy: U = − Z y (−qE)dy = qEy 0 • Electric potential: V (y) = Ey y + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + yi E yf f ds q F = qE i − − − − − − − − − − − − − − − x tsl70 – p.1/1 ...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course PHYS 204 taught by Professor Andrevantonder during the Spring '07 term at Rhode Island.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online