A community for students.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
mathslover
 3 years ago
What is the ratio of potential energy to total energy o electron?
mathslover
 3 years ago
What is the ratio of potential energy to total energy o electron?

This Question is Closed

mathslover
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@akash123 @ganeshie8 @UnkleRhaukus @lgbasallote

UnkleRhaukus
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0total energy as in ; mass energy?

mathslover
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0a) 2 b) 2 c) 1 d) 1 @UnkleRhaukus can't say exactly

UnkleRhaukus
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well i dont think negative energy makes much sense in this question

mathslover
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes, since total energy and potential energy both are \(ve\) and their ratio will be positive... (for electron)

UnkleRhaukus
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0how is either negative/?

mathslover
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well since : 2 potential energy = total energy

mathslover
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0should the answer be 2 : 1 ? Well @UnkleRhaukus In the case of electron, both are negative

UnkleRhaukus
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i dont know what you mean

mathslover
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0total energy = ve potential energy =  ve and hence : their ratio will be +ve

mathslover
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@hartnn and @lgbasallote any suggestions/ideas ?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I 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 \[ E = T + U = \frac{1}{2}U + U = \frac{1}{2}U \]

mathslover
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0OK very right .. so the answer is 2 ?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The ratio of total energy to potential energy is 1/2, but the ration of potential energy to total energy is 2.

mathslover
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0lol I changed the question wrong
Ask your own question
Sign UpFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.