What is difference between potential and potential difference?

Asked by rohanraval2 | 28th Mar, 2020, 05:06: PM

Expert Answer:

Potential energy is with respect to a point. Potential energy at a point in electric field is the workdone against the electrostaic force
to bring a unit charge from infinity to that point.
 
Potential difference is with respect to two given points .
Potential difference between two points is the difference of potential energy between those points
 
Potential difference between the two given points is the workdone to move a unit charge between these two points

Answered by Thiyagarajan K | 28th Mar, 2020, 06:08: PM

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