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"For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them]."~ Philippians 4:8


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comment Higher To Lower Electric Potential
Yes, I believe so. Just one question, if I push a negative test charge near a negative source charge, the test charge will be gaining potential energy, and that potential energy will be positive, right? Alternatively, if I move a negative test charge near a positive source charge, making sure it doesn't accelerate towards it, it will loss potential energy, showing up as a negative potential energy, right? And the mathematics will show that these are true? I guess the root of my problem is seeing a generalized situation, and the mathematics that accompany it.
Feb
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revised Higher To Lower Electric Potential
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Feb
16
comment Higher To Lower Electric Potential
Sorry for the inundation of questions. I've heard electric potential being described as being "the measure of potential energy per unit charge." From this, I have developed the understanding that electric potential is a scalar that is assigned a different value at every point in an electric field.It almost seems like a conversion factor. It's how much potential energy a charged particle could possession if it were there. It's a potential of a potential. Again, sorry for all of the comments. I hope you can help me.
Feb
16
comment Higher To Lower Electric Potential
Also, is it true that if a charge has negative electric potential energy, then it is not necessary that it has lost that energy. In other words, negative electric potential energy can mean a gain in that sort of energy?
Feb
16
comment Higher To Lower Electric Potential
I understand it, for the most part; one bit I don't quite understand, however, is this, "negative charge that rolls 'down this potential hill'." I keep reading allusions about this "potential hill" analogy, but I can't find an actual source of it. Do you know of any online articles that treat this analogy?
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accepted Finding the electric field
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comment Finding the electric field
Actually, I am having difficulty applying Gauss's law to a cylinder.
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comment Electric Fields
How do I color parts of my text?
Feb
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comment Electric Fields
@Crazybuddy I needed those selections to be colored.
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