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Unit 3 lesson 1-4

TermDefinition
Electric charge is a property that leads to electromagnetic interactions between the particles that make up matter.
Static electricity is the buildup of electric charge on an object
Electrical conductor is a material through which charges can move freely
Electrical insulator Is a material through which charges cannot move easily
Semiconductor Are special class of materials that conduct charge better than electrical insulators but not as well as electrical conductors.
Electric current The rate of flow of electric charges
Voltage Is the amount of work required to move each unit of charge between two points
Resitance The opposition to the flow of electric charge
Electric circuit Is a complete, closed path.
Series circuit All parts are connected in a row that forms one path.
Parallel Electric charges have more than one path.
Magnet Describes any material that attracts iron.
magnetic force Exert or push on or pull on each other.
Magnetic poles two magnetic can push each other apart.
Magnetic field The area surrounding a magnet where magnetic forces can be detected.
Electromagnetism Results when electric currents and magnetic fields interact with each other.
Electromagnet Wrapping a solenoid around an iron core.
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