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Elec. and Magnetism

TermDefinition
Electric Charge A property that leads to elctromagnetic interactions
Static Electricity The buildup of electric charge on an object.
Electrical Conductor A material through which charges can move freely
Electric Insulator A material through which charges can't move easily.
Semiconductor A special class of materials that conduct electric charge better than electrical insulators but not as well as conductors
Electric Current The rate of flow of electric charges
Resistance The opposition to the flow of electric charges
Voltage The amount of work required to move each unit of charge between two points
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 follow.
Parallel Circuit Electric charges have more than one path that they can follow
Magnet Any material that attracts iron or objects made of iron
Magnetic Pole The ends of a magnet
Magnetic Force The push or pull when you bring two magnets together
Magnetic Field The area surrounding a magnet where magnetic forces can be detected
Created by: 18sargent0426