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science vocab words

TermDefinition
charging by contact transfer of eletric charge between objects in contact.
charging by induction rearrangement of electric charge in a n object due to a nearby electric field
insulator material in which eletric charges can not move easily
conductors material in which eletric charges can move easily
static charge imbalance of electric charge of an object
electric discharge movement of static charge from one place to another
electric current flow of electric charge, measured in amperes
electric circuit closed conducting loop in which electric current can flow continually
electric resistance measure of how difficult it is for electrons to flow in a material; unit is the ohm
voltage a measure of the amount of electrical potential energy transferred by an electric charge as it moves from one point to another in a circuit
series circuit current that has only one path for electric current to follow
parallel circuit circuit that has more than one path for electric current to follow
magnetic domain a group of atoms in a magnetic material with the magnetic poles of the atoms pointing in the same direction
electromagnet a current carrying wire wrapped around iron core
electromagnetic induction production of electric current by moving a magnet and a wire coil ralative to each other
Created by: jaxon1