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Electricity Vocab

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The law that states that like charges repel and opposite charges attract. Law of electric charges
The force of attraction or repulsion on a charged particle that is due to an electric field. Electric Force
The space around a charged object in which another charged object experiences an electric force. Electric Field
A material in which charges can move freely. Electric Conductor
A material where charges cannot move freely. Electric Insulator
Electric charge at a rest, generally produced by friction or induction. Static Electricity
The release of electricity stored in a source. Electric Discharge
The rate at which charges pass through a given point, measured in amperes Electric Current
The potential difference between 2 points,measured in volts. Voltage
In physical science, the opposition presented to the current by a material or device. Resistance
A device that converts light energy into electrical energy. Photocell
A circuit in which the parts are joined one after another such that the current in each part is the same. Series Circuit
A circuit in which the parts are joined in branches such that the potential difference across each part is the same. Parallel Circuit
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