Give 4 differences between Electric Potential & Electric Potential Difference ?

Asked by Ŝũmiť Ğőyãĺ | 25th Aug, 2014, 06:14: PM

Expert Answer:

The given two quantities are almost similar and following are the differences between the two. 

Electric potential

Potential difference

The potential at a point in an electric field is defined as the work done in moving a unit positive charge from infinity to that point.

The potential difference between two points in an electric circuit is defined as the amount of work done in moving a unit charge from one point to the other point.

An electric potential of 1 volt at a point means that 1 joule of work is done in moving 1 coulomb of positive charge from infinity to that point.

The potential difference between two points is said to be 1 volt if 1 joule of work is done in moving 1 coulomb of electric charge from one point to the other

Answered by Yashvanti Jain | 8th Dec, 2017, 04:41: PM

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