respected sir/mam,
please explain the difference between electric potential and potential difference.please elaborate the answer becuase i have little confusion regarding this topic.

Asked by nimishagupta0409 | 27th Apr, 2015, 10:59: AM

Expert Answer:

Electric potential is that condition which determines the direction of flow of charge from one point to another. It is measured as the work done in bringing a unit positive charge from infinity to a point against the electric force.The electric potential at a point is potential energy per unit charge.
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Potential difference is the amount of work done in taking a unit positive charge from one point to another point, that is between two points in an electric field.
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Answered by Yashvanti Jain | 13th Dec, 2017, 06:37: PM