A law relating the voltage difference between two points, the electric current flowing between them, and the resistance of the path of the current. Mathematically, the law states that V = IR, where V is the voltage difference, I is the current in amperes, and R is the resistance in ohms. For a given voltage, higher resistance entails lower current flow.

The difference in potential energy between two points in an electric field; the difference in charge between two points in an electricalcircuit; voltage

A measure of the difference in electric potential between two points in space, a material, or an electric circuit, expressed in volts.

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Find another word for electric-potential. In this page you can discover 5 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for electric-potential, like: ohm's law, potential, potential-difference, potential drop and voltage.

In dry weather the electric potential in the atmosphere is normally positive relative to the earth, and increases with the height.

Varley, who proposed to make use of it in a telegraphic receiving instrument.4 In Dolbear's instrument one plate of a condenser was a flexible diaphragm, connected with the telephone line in such a way that the varying electric potential produced by the action of the transmitting telephone caused an increased or diminished charge in the condenser.

An exactly similar expression holds good in hydrokinetics, provided that for the electric potential we substitute velocity potential, and for the electric force the velocity of the liquid.