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electricitymagnetism

unit 3, lesson 1-4

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electric charge a property that leads to electromagnetic interactions between the particles that make up matter
static electricty buildup of electric charge on an object
electrical conductor a material through which charges can move freely
electrical insulator a material through which charges cannot move easily
semiconductors special class of material that conduct electric charge better than electrical insulators but not as well as electrical conductors
electric current the rate of flow of electric charges
voltage the amount of work required to move each unit of charge between two points
resistance the opposition to the flow of electric charge
electric circuit a complete closed path through which electric charges can flow
series circuit all parts are connected in a row that forms one path for the electric charges to flow
parallel circuit electric charges that have more than one path that they can follow
magnet any material that attracts iron or objects made of iron
magnetic force two magnets that exert a push or pull on each other
magnetic poles two magnets that can push each other apart because of their ends
magnetic field the area surrounding a magnet where magnetic forces can be detected
electromagnectism a relationship between electricity and magnetism
electromagnetic wrapping a solenoid around an iron core
Created by: 18phans0918