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mathslover
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What is the ratio of potential energy to total energy o electron?
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mathslover Group Title
What is the ratio of potential energy to total energy o electron?
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@akash123 @ganeshie8 @UnkleRhaukus @lgbasallote
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total energy as in ; mass energy?
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mathslover Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
a) 2 b) 2 c) 1 d) 1 @UnkleRhaukus can't say exactly
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well i dont think negative energy makes much sense in this question
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mathslover Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yes, since total energy and potential energy both are \(ve\) and their ratio will be positive... (for electron)
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how is either negative/?
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mathslover Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
well since : 2 potential energy = total energy
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should the answer be 2 : 1 ? Well @UnkleRhaukus In the case of electron, both are negative
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really?
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i dont know what you mean
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mathslover Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
total energy = ve potential energy =  ve and hence : their ratio will be +ve
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@hartnn and @lgbasallote any suggestions/ideas ?
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Jemurray3 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I assume you're basing this on an electron orbiting a nucleus (which you need to say, otherwise this doesn't make any sense), in which case the virial theorem states that on the average, \[2T = U \] where T is the kinetic energy and U is the potential energy. The total energy is thus \[ E = T + U = \frac{1}{2}U + U = \frac{1}{2}U \]
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OK very right .. so the answer is 2 ?
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The ratio of total energy to potential energy is 1/2, but the ration of potential energy to total energy is 2.
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lol I changed the question wrong
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thanks @Jemurray3
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