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electric field vs. electric potential

  1. a vector quantity from which is determined the magnitude and direction of the force (electric force ) on a charged particle due to the presence of other charged particles, accelerated charged particles, or time-varying currents. Symbol: E
  1. (at any point in an electric field) the work done per unit charge in moving an infinitesimal point charge from a common reference point to the given point. Symbol:V
  2. action potential.

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