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potential unit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n potential unit a measure of the potential energy of a unit charge at a given point in a circuit relative to a reference point (ground)
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Usage

In literature:

Indeed, the United States is, in size and natural resources, an empire, a collection of potential nations, rather than a single nation.
"The Frontier in American History" by Frederick Jackson Turner
There every man feels himself to be, and in fact is, or at least may be, a potential unit in the community.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847" by Various
Wherever two atoms capable of uniting together by their mutual attractions exist separately, they form a store of potential energy.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
The United States Government was conscious of its great potential superiority over Canada, in men and in available resources.
"Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812" by Alfred Thayer Mahan
What's the potential liability per unit?
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
In that primitive social unit lie all the potentiality and promise of Human Society through untold future ages.
"Through Nature to God" by John Fiske
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In news:

Virtual Technician continually monitors trailer refrigeration unit operation to identify potential problems.
The United States has the potential to become the largest producer of energy in the world.
The United States has the potential of being the Saudi Arabia of natural gas.
A new app promises to unite potential passengers with taxis on the prowl for a fare.
The lessons for the United States here are potentially quite thorny.
A recent recall of deli meat across the United States is raising questions about the potentially harmful bacteria listeria .
Australia can accept United Nations emission offsets in its planned carbon market through 2020 and potentially beyond because it's already signed up to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, said one of the nation's climate negotiators .
Having been born in Puerto Rico this fills me with a sense of pride knowing my birthplace has the potential to be the 51st state of our United States.
The potential success of this research could hold a lot of promise for the millions of Americans who suffer from heart disease each and every year, which is the leading cause of death in the United States.
The peace talks between Iran and Iraq ran into potentially serious trouble today when an old dispute resurfaced between the two countries over the ownership of a waterway, diplomats and United Nations officials said.
The potential number of units affected is 1,414.
This week, millions of "restricted stock units" (RSUs) will convert into tradeable stock for Facebook employees -- potentially flooding the market with shares.
The United Nations has issued a warning about a potential new SARS virus.
Drivers across most major metropolitan markets in the United States should see the increase in retail prices at their local outlets freeze in the week leading up to Easter Sunday, with some markets potentially seeing a decrease at the pump.
Agencies across the country saw the potential in the specialized unit and were quick to follow suit .
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In science:

The electron Coulomb potential energies in units of the pion rest energy in a nuclear matter core of stellar dimensions with A ≃ 1057 or Mcore ∼ M⊙ and Rc ≈ 106 cm are plotted as a function of the dimensionless variable ξ for different values of the electron Fermi energy, also in units of the pion rest energy.
Fundamental physics from black holes, neutron stars and gamma-ray bursts
The GLS-X units are mounted on top of steel poles to minimize potential interferences from the immediate local environment.
Summary Report of JEM-EUSO Workshop at KICP in Chicago
The phase diagram of the 3D Bose-Hubbard model with box disorder in the chemical potential and bound ∆ is shown in Fig. 6 for unit density.
Recent developments in Quantum Monte-Carlo simulations with applications for cold gases
V is the potential expressed in units of eV as V ≈ 7.56 × 10−14 ρ Ne, where ρ is the matter density of the Earth in units of g/cm3 and Ne ≈ 0.5 is the number of electrons per nucleon in the Earth.
Neutrino Mass and Mixing with Discrete Symmetry
There are double lines at the edge state area because the random potential destroy the inversion symmetry, the edge states at two edges no longer have same energy. (d)A cycle in a Corbino disk with inner diameter 3 and external diameter 18 in unit of lattice constant.
On the single-electron theory of quantum spin Hall effect in two dimensional topological insulators
A nonzero scalar mass does not qualitatively alter features 1) and 2), but it creates a nonzero potential barrier such that V → m2 (where m is the mass of the field in natural units G = c =  = 1) at infinity.
Astrophysical black holes as natural laboratories for fundamental physics and strong-field gravity
For strings in a global theory (no gauge potential), the spatial gradient energy (∂µϕ)2 cannot be cancelled at large r, and hence the mass per unit length is logarithmically divergent as a function of a large r cutoff.
Modern Cosmology and Structure Formation
For strings in a global theory (no gauge potential), the spatial gradient energy (∂µϕ)2 cannot be cancelled at large r, and hence the mass per unit length is logarithmically divergent as a function of a large r cutoff.
Formation of Structure in the Universe
The extra 1/e factor in Eq. (70) comes from measuring chemical potential — which has the units of energy — in units of electric potential.
Criticality in the Integer Quantum Hall Effect
We measure the chemical potentials at the reservoirs A and B in units of voltage, µA = eVA and µB = eVB .
Criticality in the Integer Quantum Hall Effect
VI P (ρ, z) = q(αρ)2 + (β z 2 + θ)2 − θ with radial potential energy gradient α (units energy/length), axial potential energy curvature 2β (units of energy/length2 ), and bias potential energy θ.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen
It corresponds to the potential we use at the lowest temperatures and has the form VI P (ρ, z) = q(αρ)2 + (β z 2 + θ)2 − θ with radial potential energy gradient α, axial potential energy curvature 2β (units of energy/distance2 ), and bias potential energy θ.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen
If the external potential is scaled with N, the both atrap and the energy unit ω depend on N .
The Ground State Energy and density of Interacting Bosons in a Trap
It is easy to recognize this as the equation of motion for a particle of unit mass, with position σ and time r, under the action of the potential −Uω (σ) and of a viscous term proportional to the velocity and the inverse of the time.
Q-balls: Some Analytical Results
The deflection angle, δ~θ, is the tangential gradient of the pro jected gravitational potential, φ(~θ) = 2 Z dr where r is the coordinate distance along our past light cone, s denotes the CMB last–scattering surface and ˆn is the unit vector in the ~θ direction.
A limit on the detectability of the energy scale of inflation
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