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If a Positive Charge is Shifted from a Low-potential Region to a High-potential Region, the Electric Potential Energy - Physics

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If a positive charge is shifted from a low-potential region to a high-potential region, the electric potential energy 

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  • increases

  • decreases

  •  remains the same

  • may increase of decrease

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 increases
The electric potential energy, E, of a positive charge, q, in a potential, V, is given by E = qV. As the charge is moved from a low-potential region to a high-potential region, i.e. asV is increased, E will increase. 

Concept: Electric Field - Physical Significance of Electric Field
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HC Verma Class 11, Class 12 Concepts of Physics Vol. 2
Chapter 7 Electric Field and Potential
MCQ | Q 3 | Page 119
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