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elec·tric po·ten·tial

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  1. electric potential, potential, potential difference, potential drop, voltagenoun

    the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts

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  1. electric potentialnoun

    the potential energy per unit charge at a point in a static electric field; voltage

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  1. Electric potential

    In classical electromagnetism, the electric potential at a point is the amount of electric potential energy that a unitary point charge would have when located at that point. The electric potential at a point is equal to the electric potential energy of any charged particle at that location divided by the charge of the particle. Since the charge of the test particle has been divided out, the electric potential is a "property" related only to the electric field itself and not the test particle. The electric potential can be calculated at a point in either a static electric field or in a dynamic electric field at a specific time, and has the units of joules per coulomb, or volts. There is also a generalized electric scalar potential that is used in electrodynamics when time-varying electromagnetic fields are present. This generalized electric potential cannot be simply interpreted as the ratio of potential energy to charge, however.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of electric potential in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of electric potential in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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