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Electric potential anyone help

  1. Mar 1, 2009 #1
    Please anyone explain that to me as i cannot get it .How to link the potential difference which comes by integration dv=-E.dr like the potential inside and outside a charged sphere and the potential which comes by V=IR in our daily circuits how that comes i know that these are basics but i still want to understand and thanks in advance
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  3. Mar 1, 2009 #2


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    Hi ahmedhassan72! :smile:

    there are often two ways of defining electric units :wink: …

    voltage = energy/charge = work/charge = force"dot"distance/charge = (from the Lorentz force) electric field"dot"distance, or dV = E.dr

    but also voltage = energy/charge = (energy/time)/(charge/time) = power/current, or V = W/I :smile:
  4. Mar 2, 2009 #3
    so how can i apply the dv=-E.dr in circuit to measure a potential accross a resistor or capacitor to get to the v=IR ...also what is the lorents force....i got from u that if i have a stright line cylinderical wire and a battery then i can i measure by dv=-E.dr but for easiness i get it by v=IR
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