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Related to electric potential: electric current, electric field, Electric Potential Difference, Electric potential energy
The work per unit of charge required to move a charge from a reference point to a specified point, measured in joules per coulomb or volts. The static electric field is the negative of the gradient of the electric potential.
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a. the work required to transfer a unit positive electric charge from an infinite distance to a given point against an electric field
b. the potential difference between the point and some other reference point. Symbol: V or φ Sometimes shortened to: potential
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|Noun||1.||electric potential - the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts|
electrical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon involving electricity
evoked potential - the electrical response of the central nervous system produced by an external stimulus; "he measured evoked potentials with an electroencephalogram"
resting potential - the potential difference between the two sides of the membrane of a nerve cell when the cell is not conducting an impulse
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