potential difference


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potential difference

the difference in electric potential between two points. It represents the work involved in the release of energy by the transfer of a unit quantity of electricity from one point to another.
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It proves that China, as the home country, has significant threshold feature of reverse spillover of R&D capital from manufacturing OFDI; the potential difference of OFDI R&D capital presents homodromous threshold characteristic difference.
Caption: Figure 3: Changes in electric potential difference and voltage enhancement factor as a function of the azimuth.
But, the current recorded did not increase beyond certain point, which is believed to be due to the fixed number of charges that can be generated at a potential difference.
If the jumper is not removed at A, the signal wires between A and B would try to carry the voltage created by any potential difference between A and B.
The optimum potential difference in this research is 0.
THE CBI-Tory focus on a potential difference between the Prime Minister and the Governor of the Bank of England is sadly concerned with politics rather than a serious economic argument about further fiscal stimuli.
The patients all meet Cystic Fibrosis Foundation diagnostic criteria, and they have had genetic analysis, sweat chloride testing, and/or nasal potential difference testing.
1a, 1b), this acceleration of decay protons can be accomplished by maintaining a potential difference between the neutron decay volume and the Si detectors.
Lombardo gives Birmingham an element it has lacked the past few years: a potential difference maker at the all-important quarterback position.
Concerns among racecourses on the pooled-rights issue centre on the 20 per cent of incremental income due to go to the BHB, and Atkin said that one area of potential difference between the BHB and racecourses is that of central expenditure.
Certainly, a contact potential difference is set up at the junction of two dissimilar metals and is determined by the difference, [delta][phi] of the electronic work functions, [delta], of the two metals.
1275-2 (h) (3) (ii), a contingency relating to timing of a payment is incidental if, under "all reasonably expected market conditions," the potential difference in the timing of a payment (from the earliest date to the latest date) is insignificant.

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