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Electricity The set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and flow of electric charge.
Electric Current A flow of electric charge
Static electricity An imbalance of electric charges within or on the surface of a material
Series Circuit A closed circuit where there is only one path from the source through all of the loads and back to the source
Parallel Circuit A closed circuit in which the current divides into two or more paths before recombining to complete the circuit
Electric circuit A path in which electrons from a voltage or current source flow
Power Source An electronic device that supplies electric energy
Load A portion of a circuit that consumes electric power
Switch A device used to break or open an electric circuit or to divert current from one conductor to another.
Resistor An electrical component that limits or regulates the flow of electrical current in an electronic circuit
Watts The energy consumption rate of one joule per second.
Amperes (amps) The amount of current that flows in a circuit at the rate of one coulomb per second
Ohms A resistance between two points of a conductor.
Conductor A material through which electric current can pass.
Insulator A substance that does not readily conduct electricity
Generator A device that produces electric current, usually by rotating a conductor in a magnetic field, thereby generating current through electromagnetic induction
Transformer An electrical device that transfers energy between two or more circuits through electromagnetic induction
Electric Field A region around a charged particle or object within which a force would be exerted on other charged particles or objects
Created by: lcrowe