College Physics (4th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0073512141
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-214-3

Chapter 17 - Conceptual Questions - Page 649: 8


It doesn't mean anything physically. It only means that the point is at the same potential as our reference potential.

Work Step by Step

Absolute potential doesn't have any physical significance. We can always add or subtract a constant so that whatever point we like has 0 potential (called our reference potential or ground). Only potential differences have physical meaning.
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