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electricity energy associated with electrons that have moved from one place to another
static electricity the buildup of electric charges on an object (does not flow)
voltage a measure of the energy available to move electrons, measured in Volts
resistance opposition to the flow of electrons
circuit provides a complete, closed path for an electric current
series circuit provides one path for electrons to take
parallel circuit provides several paths for electrons to take
electric current the rate of flow of electrons through a wire
electric motor converts electrical energy into mechanical energy
generator converts mechanical energy into electrical energy
magnetic field the region of magnetic force around a magnet
electromagnet a strong magnet that can be turned on and off, it is created by coiling a current-carrying wire around a magnetic core
conductor material that transfers electrical energy easily
insulator material that reduces or prevents the transfer of electrical energy
AC alternating current, electrons reverse direction regularly
DC electrons flow in the same direction
Created by: lfurrow13
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