L: Electrostatics
(Electric Potential Energy and Electric Potential)

It is expected that students will calculate electric potential and apply the concept of electric potential energy and potential difference to common situations.

It is expected that students will:

L1.  define the following:

• electric potential energy
• electric potential
• electric potential difference

L2.  solve problems for a charge in an electric field, involving:

• electric potential difference
• electric potential energy
• charge

L3.  solve problems for a uniform electric field, involving:

• electric potential difference
• electric field
• distance between two locations in a field

L4.  solve problems for two point charges, involving:

• electric potential energy
• charge
• distance of separation
• Coulomb's constant

L5.  calculate the work required to move a charge between two locations in an electric field
L6.  solve problems using the law of conservation of energy for a charge in an electric field, involving:

• speed
• mass
• charge
• distance
• work
• electric field
• electric potential difference

L7.  apply the principles of electrostatics to qualitatively explain the operation of a cathode-ray tube (CRT)
L8.  solve problems for no more than two point charges, involving:

• electric potential relative to zero at infinity
• charge
• distance