Potential Difference Between Electrodes

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Rebecca Chen 3F
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Potential Difference Between Electrodes

Postby Rebecca Chen 3F » Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:35 pm

on Page 48 of the course reader, it states "in the limit as i---->0, delta phi is called the electromotive force". What does "i" stand for?

Matthew Gutierrez 2D
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Re: Potential Difference Between Electrodes

Postby Matthew Gutierrez 2D » Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:39 pm

I stands for current. So as the current drawn approaches 0, the potential difference between the two electrodes becomes its maximum potential. By definition, this is called the electromotive force.


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