# Physics Tutorial 14.4 - Electric Potential Energy

There are 2 lessons in this physics tutorial covering Electric Potential Energy. The tutorial starts with an introduction to Electric Potential Energy and is then followed with a list of the separate lessons, the tutorial is designed to be read in order but you can skip to a specific lesson or return to recover a specific physics lesson as required to build your physics knowledge of Electric Potential Energy. you can access all the lessons from this tutorial below.

In this Physics tutorial, you will learn:

• What is electric potential energy?
• What are the similarities between electric and gravitational potential energy?
• How can we calculate the electric potential energy inside a uniform electric field?
• How can we calculate the electric potential energy produced by point charges?
• How to calculate the total electric potential energy of a system of two or more charges?

## Introduction

In Mechanics, we discussed about the concept of potential energy as a kind of stored energy that can be used to do work if necessary. We can solve many problems using the law of conservation of energy, which is a fundamental law in physics. In fact, we can solve them even when we have no idea about the forces acting on the system. In the same way, we can solve many problems in electromagnetism without using the Coulomb's Law and electric field concepts. For this, we will introduce the concept of electric potential energy, which helps us explain electrical phenomena in an easier way, since energy is a scalar quantity and does not involve any direction.

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14.4Electric Potential Energy
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14.4.1Electric Potential Energy
14.4.2Electric Potential Energy of Point Charges

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