# Physics Definitions

Some definitions from thermodynamics, electricity, and fields and forces

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• Created by: Jordan
• Created on: 01-04-13 12:15
the work done per unit mass in moving a mass from infinity to a point in space (always negative)
Gravitational potential
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the work done in moving a mass from infinity to a point in space (NOTE: the work done is path independent)
Gravitational potential energy
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work done per unit charge moving a small positive test charge in from infinity to a point in an electric field
Electric Potential
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energy that a charge has due to its position in an electric field
Electric Potential Energy
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product of mag field strength, cross-sectional area and the cosine of theangle between the magnetic field and the normal to the area
Magnetic Flux
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product of the magnetic flux through a single coil and the total number of coils
Magnetic Flux Lincage
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energy required to change the temperature of a unit mass of a substance by one degree.
Specific Heat Capacity
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difference in electric potential energy per unit charge between two locations
Electric Potential Difference
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energy supplied by source per unit charge when charge is flowing around a circuit
Electromotive Force
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the force per unit mass experienced by a object placed at a point (and equal to the acceleration due to gravity)
Gravitational Field Strength
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size or magnetic force on a current carrying conductor divided by the product of the current, length of wire and sine of the angle between the current and the magnetic field
Magnetic Flux Density
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## Other cards in this set

### Card 2

#### Front

the work done in moving a mass from infinity to a point in space (NOTE: the work done is path independent)

#### Back

Gravitational potential energy

### Card 3

#### Front

work done per unit charge moving a small positive test charge in from infinity to a point in an electric field

#### Back ### Card 4

#### Front

energy that a charge has due to its position in an electric field

#### Back ### Card 5

#### Front

product of mag field strength, cross-sectional area and the cosine of theangle between the magnetic field and the normal to the area

#### Back 