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OT: Voltage (was: Need a word for these!)

From:Pavel Iosad <pavel_iosad@...>
Date:Thursday, January 31, 2002, 0:58
> > Why U for voltage/electromotive force? > > > > In France, V is used for the potential itself. Potential differences are
> by U, so that we don't mistake potential (defined relative to an arbitrary > constant) to electromotive force (defined absolutely). The difference is > little, but believe me, it helps quite a lot to prevent simple mistakes.
> also quite useful when talking about motion driven by electric forces,
since v
> is then taken for velocities :)) .
We use the Greek phi for potential, then we introduce delta phi, which is then renamed U (or V, according to people's predilections :-)) --Pavel


Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>