1. Potential Difference vs EMF

You may previously have used the term 'voltage' but now you need to understand the difference between the e.m.f. of a supply and the p.d. across a component. Please note that this analogy is not perfect, it doesn't really explain how energy can be transferred almost instantaneously or how alternating current works but it's a start...

 

2. The Volt and W=QV

How can you define the volt?

  • '1 volt is the potential difference between two points when 1 joule of work is done to move a charge of 1 coulomb.' 

or

  • '1V is the p.d across a component when 1 joule of energy is transferred per coulomb of charge passing through the component.'

 

3. The Kinetic Energy of Electrons

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4. Kirchhoff's Second Law

This will help you to understand Kirchhoff's 2nd Law when you consider the conservation of energy in a circuit.