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Change in potential energy of a charge, for example caused by moving two negative charges together is equal to the work done:

Work done = Force x Distance

= -qE * ∆X (Where E is electric field strength)

= -qE∆X

= -q∆V

Which therefore is a different quantity to the electric potential we know as simply Volts, which is (Work Done)/(q). I am fine actually using these different values in equations and the like, I would just like more information about what it all means. Is electric potential (Volts) simply a measure of Volts per unit charge? Or is it more complex than that? Probably a silly question really, but just like to be clear about these things.

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# Homework Help: Question about potentials

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