Difference between volts and voltage and what signs to use?

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The thing that is equal to electromotive force and potential difference is voltage.. right? And that is represented by a capital V?

And the thing that is joules/coloumbs.. That is a unit called volts? represented by.. a lower case v? Or are they both essentially the same..

I'm confused because on top of mixing E and V, I've also been introduced to a lower case cursive v today.. Thanks:)
 

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ranger
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A lower case v would mean instantaneous voltage.
 
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ranger
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So.. if V is voltage, what is volts in symbols?
Voltage is measured in volts, whose symbol is V.
 
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So, just like if I wanted to say 50 newtons, I would right 50N..and if I wanted to say 50 volts, I would say 50V?
 
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yes.......
 
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A lot of times, emf is represented by a script E to distinguish it from electric field
 

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