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How to use electric potential in a sentence
This flow is said to be due to a difference of electric potential between the two conductors.The New Gresham Encyclopedia | Various
As this process of alternating the electric potential is repeated, the ions gain speed and energy with each revolution.LRL Accelerators | Lawrence Radiation Laboratory
In this way a steady fall of electric potential is set up along the length of the tube.
A transverse difference of electric potential (Hall effect).
A transverse difference of electric potential (Nernst effect).
British Dictionary definitions for electric potential
the work required to transfer a unit positive electric charge from an infinite distance to a given point against an electric field
the potential difference between the point and some other reference point: Symbol: V, φ Sometimes shortened to: potential
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Scientific definitions for electric potential
A measure of the work required by an electric field to move electric charges. Its unit is the volt. Also called voltage See more at Ohm's law.
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