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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 ...
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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.
 Spring '07
 AndrevanTonder
 Charge, Energy, Force, Potential Energy, Work

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