Electric potential energy answer next draw a picture

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Unformatted text preview: charge must be taken into account. Electric Potential Energy Answer Next, draw a picture of the situation: q=+1nC rB rA +qo List what quantities we know: q!=!+1.0x10–9C Electric Potential Energy Example A proton is placed 3.0cm to the right of a +1.0nC charged sphere. It is then brought in to a distance of 1.0cm from the sphere. What is the change in potential energy of the proton? Answer Define a coordinate system. Choose the sphere as r!=!0. Any outward distance would be positive. Electric Potential Energy Answer Start with: ∆Ue,A→B = ke q1 q2 ￿ 1 1 − rB rA ∆Ue = (8.99 × 109 Nm2 /C2 )(+1.6 × 10−19 C)(+1 × 10−9 C) ∆Ue = 9.60 × 10−17 J ￿ ￿ 1 1 − 0.01 m 0.03 m ￿ qo!=!+e!=!+1.602x10–19C rA!=!0.03m This is a positive value so potential energy increased. rB!=!0.01m What if we substituted in an electron for the proton?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2014 for the course PHYS 1B taught by Professor Briankeating during the Spring '07 term at UCSD.

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