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Potential Energy

Estimate, based on the force at the initial and final points, the change in the Potential Energy of a system as the second charge moves to the point (.02475 m,0,0), assuming a stationary charge of -65.07 microC located at the origin, if the second charge of -100.2 microC is initially located at the point (.045 m,0,0).

Solution Summary

Potential energy can be defined as the capacity for doing work which arises from position or configuration. In the electrical case, a charge will exert a force on any other charge and potential energy arises from any collection of charges.