# how to find electric potential energy EPE = Q E d

• ### How do you calculate electric potential energy?

• Electric Potential Formula: A charge placed in an electric field possesses potential energy and is measured by the work done in moving the charge from infinity to that point against the electric field. If two charges q 1 and q 2 are separated by a distance d, the e lectric potential energy of the system is; U = [1/ (4蟺蔚 o)] [q 1 q 2 /d]

• ### Is electric potential energy associated with one charge or the other?

• The electric potential energy is not associated with one charge or the other, it鈥檚 the potential energy of the system of two electric charges. If we only have one electric charge present, there will be no potential energy because there will be no attraction/repulsion force created.

• ### What is the electric potential at a point?

• The electric potential at a point is said to be one volt if one joule of work is done in moving one Coloumb of the charge against the electric field. If a negative charge is moved from point A to B. The electric potential of system increases.

• ### How do you find the electrostatic potential between two charges?

• The electrostatic potential between any two arbitrary charges q 1, q 2 separated by distance r is given by Coulomb鈥檚 law and mathematically written as: U = k [q 1 q 2 /r 2] Where, U is the electrostatic potential energy, q 1 and q 2 are the two charges. Note: The electric potential is at infinity is zero (as, r = 鈭?in the above formula).