Wed January 02, 2013 By: Srujan Bmj

what is meant by potential of a body?

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Thu January 03, 2013
When one/some charge is accumulated somewhere then it creates a potential. If at the both end of a wire the difference in potential is produced(with the help of battery, where at one electrode +ve chares and on another electrode -ve charges are accumulated)then electrons in the wire flow from higher potential to lower potential.
Just like: water flows from greater height to lower or rather from higher pressure to lower pressure area.
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