# Electric Potential Energy

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Electromagnetism

Electric potential energy, abbreviated as $$U_e$$, also known as electrostatic potential energy, is the energy or force that is required to move a charge in resistance to an electric field.

### Electric Potential Energy formula

$$\large{ U_e = \frac{k_e \;q_1 \;q_2}{r} }$$

Where:

$$\large{ U_e }$$ = electric potential energy

$$\large{ k_e }$$ = Coulomb's constant

$$\large{ q_1 }$$ = electric charge

$$\large{ q_2 }$$ = electric charge

$$\large{ r }$$ = radius

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