difference in potential between two points in space. Potential is an electrical quantity which has a unique value at every point in space once its value at some reference point has been arbitrarily decided. In circuits we consider potential differences between various pairs of points in the conductors which make up the circuit. The positive terminal of a battery is always at a higher potential than the negative terminal, even though the magnitude of the potential difference may vary. The potential difference between the ends of a circuit component is related to the current through the component and the properties (such as resistance) of the component. Potential difference can be defined as the work per charge done on a small charged particle by electrostatic forces when the particle is moved from one point to another. Usual symbol: âˆ† or .

The voltage difference between two points. Electricity flows from a high to low level of potential.

The voltage difference between two points, calculated algebraically.

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

The voltage between two points that makes an electric current flow between them. Electricity and magnetism

The difference (in Volts) between points in an area between electrodes.

The same thing as voltage. This term arises because the voltage is the potential to do work.

The voltage differential between two points.

The potential difference between two points is equal to the work done in moving one coulomb of charge from one point to the other.

Abbreviated P. D. Found on test curves. Synonymous with voltage.

The algebraic difference in potential (or voltage) between two points in an electrical system.

A potential difference between two points gives rise to a "force" called an electromotive force or emf that tends to push electrons or other charge-carriers from one point to the other. A potential difference is generated between the ends of an electrical conductor that moves perpendicular to a magnetic field. Between two points in an electrical circuit the potential difference is equal to the difference in their electrical potentials.

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Force which makes an electrical current flow. Voltage.

Voltage difference between two points which will cause current to flow in a closed circuit.

Also called voltage; the amount of electric energy stored in a mass of electric charges compared to the energy stored in some other mass of charges.

In physics, the potential difference is a quantity related to the amount of energy that would be required to move an object from one place to another against various types of forces. The term is most frequently used as an abbreviation of 'electrical potential difference', but it also occurs in many other branches of physics. Only changes in potential or potential energy (not the absolute values) can ever be measured.