What is another word for potential difference?
[ pətˈɛnʃə͡l dˈɪfɹəns], [ pətˈɛnʃəl dˈɪfɹəns], [ p_ə_t_ˈɛ_n_ʃ_əl d_ˈɪ_f_ɹ_ə_n_s]
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Synonyms for Potential difference:
n.• electric potential (noun)
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How to use "Potential difference" in context?
When mathematicians speak of a "potential difference," they are referring to a mathematical form of energy that can be converted into kinetic or potential energy. This potential energy can be found in both small and large objects. When a small object is lifted off the ground, its potential energy is converted into kinetic energy. The same is true when an object falls to the ground - its potential energy is converted into kinetic energy. Oppositely, when an object is placed in a position of equilibrium, its potential energy is unchanged. This potential energy can be harnessed to power motors or other devices.
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