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Potential Difference: Definition, Formula & Examples

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What units are used to describe electric potential difference?

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1. Electric potential is analogous to _____ potential because it describes a particles potential energy solely as a function of its location in a energy field.

2. What is the potential difference between two locations if their individual potentials are 4.5 V and 2.3 V?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The information on this quiz deals with electrical potential difference. Some problems will require math skills to solve, such as the ability to read a word problem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

As you work on this quiz, you will demonstrate what you know regarding:

  • How electric potential difference is described
  • Another kind of potential like electric potential
  • The kind of energy a charged particle has

Skills Practiced

This quiz has the capacity to help you practice:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on potential difference
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve potential difference practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the potential difference between locations

Additional Learning

Explore the possibility of learning more about this subject by studying the lesson that accompanies this quiz, entitled Potential Difference: Definition, Formula & Examples. This lesson was written to help teach you about:

  • Exactly what electrical potential is
  • The equation for finding electrical potential difference
  • Terms associated with potential difference
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