Re: OT: Voltage (was: Need a word for these!)
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, January 31, 2002, 7:37|
En réponse à Pavel Iosad <pavel_iosad@...>:
> We use the Greek phi for potential, then we introduce delta phi, which
> then renamed U (or V, according to people's predilections :-))
We can use phi for potential too, but in France it's used as a general label
for scalar potentials, so that we have to use other letters when we define
specific potentials (V for the electric potential for instance :) ). There's
only one case when we use phi for a specific potential: in fluid dynamics for
the velocity potential in non-viscous flows. But that's because it's not much
used, so it doesn't need a specific label.
And now everyone's looking at me with by big ununderstanding eyes :)) .
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