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13.MA5ElectMagWaves

TermDefinition
electric motor device that changes electric energy into mechanical energy
generator device that changes mechanical energy into electrical energy
amperage measures the amount of electrical current
wave any disturbance that carries energy
longitudinal wave type of wave when the direction and medium are going in the same direction
transverse wave type of wave when the direction of the medium is going perpendicular to the direction the wave is travelling
mechanical wave type of wave that needs a medium in which to travel (ex: sound)
electromagnetic wave type of wave that does NOT need a medium in which to travel; it can move through space (ex: sunlight)
circuit closed and uniterrupted pathway for electricity to travel.
series circuit type of circuit that has only 1 pathway for electricity to travel
parallel circuit type of circuit that has more than one pathway for electricity to travel.
Created by: jparsons