Electric Potential Energy Calculator

The Electric Potential Energy Calculator will calculate the:

  1. Electric potential energy of a point test charge at a given distance from another point charge (electric potential energy inside a non-uniform field)
  2. Electric potential energy of a point test charge at a given distance from a zero-potential position (electric potential energy inside a uniform field)

Please note that in the Electric Potential Energy Calculator, Medium is considered as homogenous.

Electric Potential Energy Calculator
Electric Potential Energy Calculator Results (detailed calculations and formula below)
The electric potential energy of a point test charge inside a non-uniform electric field produced by another charge is J [Joule]
The electric potential energy of a point test charge inside a uniform field is J [Joule]
Electric potential energy of the point test charge inside a non-uniform field calculations
W = 1/4π × ϵ × ϵ0 × Q × Q0/r
W = 1/(4 × ) × × × × /
W = 1/ × × × /
W = 1/ ×
W = ×
W =
Electric potential energy inside a uniform electric field calculations
Wu = ϵ × Q0 × ∆V × L/d
Wu = × × × /
Wu = × /
Wu = ×
Wu =
Electric Potential Energy Calculator Input Values
Point test charge (Q0) C [Coulomb]
The other charge (Q) C [Coulomb]
Electric potential difference between the plates (ΔV) V [Volt]
Distance between the point charges (r) m [metre]
Distance from the point test charge to the plate with zero potential (L) m [metre]
Distance between the parallel plates (d) m [metre]
Electric constant (ϵ0) C2/N∙m2
Dielectric constant (ϵ)
Archimedes constant (π)

Please note that the formula for each calculation along with detailed calculations are available below. As you enter the specific factors of each electric potential energy calculation, the Electric Potential Energy Calculator will automatically calculate the results and update the Physics formula elements with each element of the electric potential energy calculation. You can then email or print this electric potential energy calculation as required for later use.

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Electric potential energy of the point test charge inside a non-uniform field Formula and Calculation

W = 1/4π × ϵ × ϵ0 × Q × Q0/r

Electric potential energy inside a uniform electric field Formula and Calculation

Wu = ϵ × Q0 × ∆V × L/d

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