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terms chapter 2

The increase in speed over time. Acceleration
The area of the focal spot consisting of a coiled wire that is perpendicular to the surface of the target Acutal focal spot
A mixture of metals Alloy
A positively charged electrode that acts as a target for the electrons from the cathode. Electrons interacting with the anode produced heat and x-rays. Anode
A phenomenon in which metal deposits on the inner wall of the envelope act as a secondary anode, thereby attracting electrons from the cathode. Arcing
Provides a variable yet predetermined voltage to the high-voltage step-up transformer. It acts as the kilovoltage selector Autotransformer
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