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An electric charge, on being let accelerated in a uniform electric field, is said to have a decrement in its electric potential energy. Is it so because kinetic energy of the charge increases?

An electric charge, on being let accelerated in a uniform electric field, is said to have a decrement in its electric potential energy. Is it so because kinetic energy of the charge increases?

Grade:12

2 Answers

KAUSHAL C ROKA
15 Points
10 years ago

Yes.   Not only an electron but all charged particles of nuclear physics has a tendency to move towrds its lower potential energy. This is due to the fact that potential decreases in the direction of electric field......

Ashwin Sinha
520 Points
10 years ago

Ya, u may say this. But actual funda is about electric potential. As on moving in dirn of elec. field, elec. potential decreases , as it is inversely prop. to distance, so potential energy also decreases.

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