PHYS 241 Recitation. Kevin Ralphs Week 4. Overview. HW Questions Potential Quiz Questions. HW Questions. Ask away…. Potential. What does it tell me? The change in potential energy per unit charge an object has when moved between two points Why do I care?
Although vectors hold more information than scalars, special kinds of vector fields can be “compressed” into a scalar field where the change of the field in a certain direction tells you the component of the field in that direction.