# Electrostatic potential energy of a distribution of charges

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Three point charges are on the x axis: q1 at the origin, q2 at x=3 m, and q3 at x= 6 m. Find the electrostatic potential energy for (a) q1=q2=q3=2uC (u is the fancy u sign); (b) q1=q2=2uC, and q3 -2uC; and (c) q1=q3 = 2uC, and q2= -2uC.

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Three point charges are on the x axis: q1 at the origin, q2 at x=3 m, and q3 at x= 6 m. Find the electrostatic potential energy for (a) q1=q2=q3=2uC (u is the fancy u sign); (b) q1=q2=2uC, and q3 -2uC; and (c) q1=q3 = 2uC, and q2= -2uC.

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