My textbook is no help, my teacher is no help, so Ive found myself here. I am having a difficult time understanding the differences in
1.Electric Potential energy
2. Potential Difference
3. Electric potential
Im sure this question has been asked tons of times but I need someone to try to describe this in laymans terms.
The Attempt at a Solution
Ill tell you what I think I know so far:
Electric potential energy=F⋅ds=qE⋅ds, where ds is the displacement. Just like for gravity U=mgh.
The definition my textbook gives for electric potential is:
V(electric potantial)=U/q, is this U electric potential energy?
I assume potential difference is ΔV
any help would be much appreciated!