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What does potential mean

  1. Apr 23, 2012 #1
    what is potential mean Generally
    ? and what it mean in Quantum mechanics ?
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  3. Apr 23, 2012 #2


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    Re: potential

    "Potential" by itself doesn't actually mean anything- but it is often used as shorthand for "potential energy". Do you know what that is?
  4. Apr 23, 2012 #3
    Re: potential

    explain please
  5. Apr 23, 2012 #4
    Re: potential

    Again, potential means potential energy.
  6. Apr 23, 2012 #5
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    okay in the shroodinger Equation when we say that the potential is infinite
    and potential is zero ? is that mean ? the potential energy of particle infinite " the particle is stop to move "

    at V =0 "it's mean particle free to move don't have potential Energy ?
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