# 19.2 Potential difference - S.C.I.S. PHYSICS

19.2 Potential difference (d) define potential difference and the volt. (e) recall and solve problems using: f) recall and solve problems using: . 19.2 Potential difference The POTENTIAL of a place may be thought of as its attractiveness for electrons or unattractiveness for positive charges. A place where there is a high concentration of electrons it will have a low potential.

The POTENTIAL DIFFERENCE (PD) V between two places is defined as the work done per coulomb of charge moved from the one place to the other. 19.2 Potential difference Potential difference V is found with the following formula; Where: V is the potential difference. W is the work done. Q is the electric charge.

The unit of potential difference is joule per coulomb, and we give specific name volt (V). 19.2 Potential difference 1. What is the definition of potential difference or voltage? What is its unit? 2. Prove that 1 J is equivalent to 1 VA s. 3. What is the potential difference between two points if 1.0 kJ of work is required to move 0.5 C of charge between the two points? 4. What is the voltage of a source which provides 12.0 J to each Coulomb of charge present? 5. What is the potential difference between two points when a

charge of 80.0 mC has 4.0 x 103 J of energy supplied to it as it moves between the two points? 19.2 Potential difference The ELECTRIC POWER of a device is the rate at which it transfers energy or it doing an electric work. Or in symbols: 19.2 Potential difference ELECTRICAL POWER (P): W=VQ W/t = V Q/t

But: P = W/t and Q/t = I Thus: 19.2 Potential difference Then the Electric Power P is found with the following formula; Where: P V I

is the electric power. is the potential difference. is the current. The unit of electric power is joule per second, and we give specific name watt (W). 19.2 Potential difference The ENERGY TRANSFERRED by a device in a certain time is given by the equation: Or in symbols:

19.2 Potential difference The Energy transferred E also is found with the following formula: Where: P t E is the electric power. (watts) or (kW) is the time. (seconds) or (hours) is the energy transferred. ( joule) or (kWh)

The unit of energy transferred is joule or kWh (kilowatt hour). 19.2 Potential difference 1. A food processor draws 8.47 A of current when connected to a potential difference of 110 V. a. What is the power consumed by this appliance? b. How much electrical energy is consumed by this food processor monthly (30 days) if it is used on average of 10.0 min every day? c. Assume that the price of electrical energy is 7.00 \$/kWh. What is the monthly cost of using this food processor? 2. The electric meter in a house indicates that the refrigerator consumes 70.0 kWh in a week. a. What is the power consumption of the refrigerator?

b. Assuming it is connected to a potential difference of 120 V , how much current does the refrigerator draw? 3. The heating element of an electric broiler dissipates 2.8 kW of power when connected to a potential difference of 120 V. a. What is the resistance of the element? b. How much current does the broiler draw? Use two ways to find out, and verify your answer. Null methods

A B is a length of wire C is a moveable contact G is a galvanometer E is a source of emf Calibration

Using a standard cell (known emf) C is adjusted until Galvanometer reads zero At this point the circuit is

balanced (p.d. across AC = emf). The length AC is measured Emf / L gives a value in Vm-1 The circuit is calibrated Measuring emf

Place unknown emf at E Find balance point as before Measure length from A to C (L) Multiply L by callibration factor to find unknown E.

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