What are the definitions of Electricity, Electric Potential, and Potential Difference?


Electricity is a form of energy that is made available by the flow of electric current or charge flowing through a conductor.

It is measured in joule(J).

Electricity is the presence and flow of electric charge. Using electricity we can transfer energy in ways that allow us to do simple chores. Its best-known form is the flow of electrons through conductors such as copper wires. The word "electricity" is sometimes used to mean "electrical energy".

Electric current is expressed by the rate of flow of electric charges. Rate of flow means, the amount of charge flowing through a particular area in unit time.

An electric potential (also called the electric field potential, potential drop, or the electrostatic potential) is the amount of work needed to move a unit of charge from a reference point to a specific point inside the field without producing an acceleration.

Potential difference: is the difference in potentials between two points that represent the work involved or the energy released in the transfer of a unit quantity of electricity from one point to the other.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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