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20.4 Chemistry

Vocabulary Words

electronics the science of using electric current to process or transmit information
electronic signal information sent as patterns in the controlled flow of electrons through a circuit
analog signal a smoothly varying signal produced by continuously changing the voltage or current in a circuit
digital signal a signal that encodes information as a string of 1's and 0's
semiconductor a crystalline solid that conducts electric current only under certain conditions
diode a solid-state component with an n-type semiconductor joined to a p-type semiconductor
transistor a solid-state component with three layers of semiconductor material, used to turn current on or off or to increase the strength of electronic signals
integrated circuit a thin slice of silicon that contains many solid-state components; a microchip
computer a programmable device that can store and process information
Created by: MarieElyn