- There is a potential energy associated with
every conservative force;
- One may integrate the force with displacement to find the change in potential energy ....
- or differentiate the potential energy with respect to position to find the force

- Electric potential may be defined several ways:
- the
*negative*of the integral of electric field dotted with displacement - the scalar field of which the electric field is the
*negative*derivative - the electric potential energy per unit charge at a particular point in space
- some quantity one measures in a circuit with a voltmeter

- the
- the units of electric potential are volts = (newton-meter/coulomb)

You may find the Potential fill-in-the-blank game helpful.

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