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Homework Help: Absolute Potential

  1. Jan 12, 2010 #1
    What is meant when the potential difference of a point in space is quoted? (my book calls it absolute potential).

    What "difference" is being referred to (only one point is being referenced)?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 12, 2010 #2
    It is being referred to the potential at infinity, which is zero by definition.
     
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