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electric potential

[i¦lek·trik pə′ten·chəl]
(electricity)
The work which must be done against electric forces to bring a unit charge from a reference point to the point in question; the reference point is located at an infinite distance, or, for practical purposes, at the surface of the earth or some other large conductor. Also known as electrostatic potential; potential. Abbreviated V.
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The Electric Potential Generated by the Active Control Loop.
The peeling stresses generated by mechanical load at the free edges were significantly reduced by applying a proper electric potential. The present method could serve as an efficient tool for reducing the free edge peeling stresses and extending the service life of laminated composite structures.
which indicates that for [beta] [right arrow] [infinity], our expression reduces to the electric potential of black string in EMd gravity [41].
Actually, the matrix (I - U) is singular which indicates the fact that the electric potential is defined only up to an additional constant.
where [DELTA][V.sub.x,m] is the difference of electric potential between two vertices of one of the four edges in the x-direction and [l.sub.x,m] the length of one of the four edges in the x-direction.
[E'.sub.eq] is the equivalent electric potential of system power and DG, [X'sub.eq] is the equivalent reactance of line.
In this method, when an actual test is carried out, the electric potential corresponding to peak current is assessed and examined against a PDF to determine the probability of membership of that species with all metals stored in the database.
where [DELTA][V.sub.ab] is the electric potential between two materials a and b, and [DELTA]T is the temperature difference.
The current model assumes that the area around the point with higher electric potential (upper wire in the AsC developed) generates an ion rich atmosphere in such way that ions collide against the neutral particles of the air (nitrogen, oxygen and other gases), which originates an impulse strong enough to lift the AsC.
It is electric potentials and currents produced by or occurring within living organisms.
The result is a series of electric fields that all add up in the same direction, creating an electric potential between the top and bottom of the material.

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