## potentials

Noun

- plural form of
*potential*

- The chemical
**potentials**are clearly functions of the composition of the system, and of its temperature and pressure. - Observations on mountain tops generally show high
**potentials**near the ground. - Instead of calculating the direction and magnitude of the resultant force on each particle arising from the action of neighbouring particles, he formed a single expression which is the aggregate of all the
**potentials**arising from the mutual action between pairs of particles. - Suppose it is required to measure the difference of
**potentials**V and V' of two conductors. - If W is the weight required to depress the attracted disk into the same sighted position when the plates are unelectrified and g is the acceleration of gravity, then the difference of
**potentials**of the conductors tested is expressed by the formula V - V'=(d - d') /87 W where S denotes the area of the attracted disk.

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