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written by Tom Henderson
This is an interactive tutorial for high school physics on electric potential in circuits and electric potential difference. It will help students understand how electric potential energy is related to the magnitude of charge and location of the charge in the electric field. In the second section, the author explains electric potential difference in terms of the role of the electrochemical cell, which supplies the energy to do work upon the charge in moving it from negative to positive terminals. Both sections contain diagrams, analogies, and quizzes to self-test understanding of the concepts.
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