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first situation: charge 'q' is placed (at point A)near a charge 'Q' at a distance of 'p' centimeters. second situation: charge '2q' is placed(at point B) near charge 'Q' at distance of '2p' centimetrs. i)in which situation the potential energy of the system the greatest? ii)at what point (among A and B) the electric potential the greatest? plzzzzzzzzzzz........ explain...........

first situation: charge 'q' is placed (at point A)near a charge 'Q' at a distance of 'p' centimeters.


second situation: charge '2q' is placed(at point B) near charge 'Q' at distance of '2p' centimetrs.


i)in which situation the potential energy of the system the greatest?


ii)at what point (among A and B) the electric potential the greatest?


plzzzzzzzzzzz........ explain........... 

Grade:Upto college level

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SAGAR SINGH - IIT DELHI
879 Points
11 years ago

Dear student,

Potential energy is given as

1/4pie. e(q1q2/r^2)

when charge is doubled, PE will also be doubled...

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