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Ch17 Worksheet - Physics 2206 Chapter 17: Electric...

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Physics 2206 – Chapter 17: Electric Potential 1 Chapter 17 – Electric Potential 17.1 Electric Potential Energy
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Physics 2206 – Chapter 17: Electric Potential 2 Potential energy due to several point charges Example: Find the potential energy of the following configuration of charges. Please Read: Example 17.2 (Electric potential energy due to three point charges)
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Physics 2206 – Chapter 17: Electric Potential 3 17.2 Electric Potential and Potential Difference The field and potential exist throughout space, regardless of whether a test charge is present or not. They are properties of the source charges. The field and potential are not separate, independent ideas; the two “go hand in hand” just like force and potential energy – two different perspectives of a single physical situation. Please Read: Example 17.3 (A battery – powered lantern)
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Physics 2206 – Chapter 17: Electric Potential 4 Practice Problem: An electric force moves a charge of +1.80 x 10 -4 C from point A to point B and performs 5.80 x 10 -3 J of work on the charge. (a) What is the difference U A – U B between the electric potential energies of the charge at the two points? (b) Determine the potential difference (V A – V B ) between the two points. (c) State which point is at the higher potential.
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course PHYS 2206 taught by Professor Damazilu during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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