Conversion of Electric Potential Energy

Explore how potential energy created by particles of varying charge is converted to thermal energy.

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Select the amount of charge on two particles and compare the potential energy of the electric field they generate. Then move the particles closer and farther apart. Next, run the model and observe how potential energy is converted into thermal energy. Changes in forces and fields are also visible to help draw conclusions.
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Record Link
<a href="Array">The Concord Consortium. Conversion of Electric Potential Energy. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2016, November 22.</a>

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Conversion of Electric Potential Energy (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2016, November 22), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/Array).

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Conversion of Electric Potential Energy (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2016, November 22), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/Array).

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Conversion of Electric Potential Energy. (2016, November 22). Retrieved 2017, June 25, from The Concord Consortium: https://concord.org/Array

Disclaimer: The Concord Consortium offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure.

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This activity runs entirely in a Web browser. Preferred browsers are: Google Chrome (versions 30 and above), Safari (versions 7 and above), Firefox (version 30 and above), Internet Explorer (version 10 or higher), and Microsoft's Edge.

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This resource is a part of the Concord Consortium's Interactions project.

Grade Level
High School
Subject
Chemistry, Physics
Focus Area
Modeling and Simulation
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