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Electricity

TermDefinition
Electricity The flow of electrons through a conductor
Electrons Have a negative charges; outside nucleus (shells)
Protons Have a positve charge; inside nucleus
Neutrons Have a neutral charge; inside nucleus
The Law of Electric Charges Like charges repel and opposite charges attract
Electric Force The area around a charged particle that can exert a force on another charged particle
Static Electricity An electrical charge that is built up in one place and is static (not moving)
Electrical Discharge The rapid movement of excess electrons from one place to another
Conduction Transfers the electrons from one object to another by direct contact
Induction When charges in an uncharged object are transfered without direct contact wit a charged object
Cell(Battery) A source of energy
Photo Cell Converts solar energy to electric energy
Current A wave of electricty
Voltage A measure of the pressure under which electricity flows
Resistance Dependent on the thickness and length, material, and the temperature
AC/DC Direct current; Alternating current
Circuit A path that charges follow
Series circuit A circuit in which all parts are connected in a single loop
Parallel circuit A circuit in which different loads are located on seperate branches
Load Any device that uses electrical current
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