IEVref: 102-05-24 ID: Language: en Status: Standard Term: potential Synonym1: scalar potential [Preferred] Synonym2: Synonym3: Symbol: Definition: at each point of a given space region, scalar φ the negative of the gradient of which is the vector U of a given fieldU = −grad φNote 1 to entry: The vector field U is a conservative field and is said to be derived from the scalar field φ. Note 2 to entry: The scalar potential is not unique since any constant scalar can be added to a given scalar potential without changing its gradient. Note 3 to entry: Examples of potential are the electric potential and the potential in mechanics (see IEV 113-03-19). Note 4 to entry: The term "scalar potential" is only used in place of the term "potential" to distinguish it from the term "vector potential". Publication date: 2017-07 Source: Replaces: 102-05-24:2007-08 Internal notes: CO remarks: TC/SC remarks: VT remarks: Domain1: Domain2: Domain3: Domain4: Domain5: