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why potential energy of an electron is 0 at infinity

why potential energy of an electron is 0 at infinity

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Mujahid Ahmed
42 Points
9 years ago

Potential energy is a relative quantity. It is always measured with respect to something. Thus, for simplification, Potential energy is ASSUMED to be zero at infinity.

 

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G Ashwin -
24 Points
9 years ago

It is only an assumption

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