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Unit 3 Vocab

TermDefinition
Electric Charge property that leads to electromagnetic interactions between the particles that make up matter.
Static Electricity buildup of electric charge on an object.
Electrical conductor material through which charges can move freely
electrical insulator material through which charges cannot move easily
Semiconductors special class of material;s that conduct electric charge better than electrical insulators better known as electrical conductors
electric current rate of flow of electric chages
voltage amount of work required to move each unit of charge between two points
electrical circuit 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 charge flow
parallel circuit electric charger have more than one path that they can follow
magnet any material that attracts iron or objects made of iron
magnetic force when you bring two magnets together they exert push or pull
magnetic poles two magnets can push each other apart because of their ends
magnetic field the area surrounding a magnet where magnetic forces can be detected
Electromagnetism when electric currents and magnetic fields interact with each other
solenoid a coil of wire that carries and electric current and therefore produce a magnetic field
electromagnet wrapping a solenoid around an iron core
electric motor
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