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Motion and Forces

Unit 3 Vocabulary

electric charge a property that leads to electromagnetic interactions between the particles that make up matter
static electricity the build up electric charge on an object
electrical conductor a material through which charges can move freely
electric insulator a material through which charges can not move easily
semiconductor a special class of materials 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 that is required to move each unit of charge between two points
resistance the opposition to the flow of electric charges
electric circuit a complete closed path through which electric charges can flow
series circuit all parts are connected in a row that form one path for the electric charges to flow
parallel circuit electric charges have more than one path that they can flow
magnet to describe any material that attracts iron or objects made of iron
magnetic force the push or pull that two magnets exert on each other
magnetic pole the ends or a magnet
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
electormagnet wrapping a solenoid around an iron core
Created by: 18kstuber0729