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Engineering

Chapter 11 Electrical Engineering

TermDefinition
alternating current (ac) current flow where polarity is constantly changing
ammeter meter that is used to measure current
battery electrical connection of two or more cells
cell the smallest structural and functional unit of an organism
compact fluorescent lamp lamp that works on the same principle as a fluorescent lamp but is designed to fit into a normal light socket
continuity tester tool used to test if there is a complete path between two points
current measure of electrons per unit time
direct current current flow in one direction, where polarity never changes
electricity movement of electrons
electron negatively charged subatomic particle
gas discharge lamp lamp that creates light when gas inside of a globe is ionized and glows
hybrid car a car with a gasoline engine and an electric motor, each of which can propel it
institute of electrical and electronics engineers a global association and organization of professionals working toward the development
integrated circuit an electronic circuit formed on a small piece of semiconducting material
law of conservation of energy states that the total energy of an isolated system remains constant
motor device that uses magnetism to change electrical energy to mechanical energy
ohm base unit of measurement of resistance
ohm's law law that defines the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance
parallel circuits circuits that have more than one load and multiple paths for current flow
power he capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events
proton subatomic particle with a positive charge
resistor electrical component used to limit current flow and divide voltage
schematic symbol simple symbols used to represent electrical parts
semiconductor material with conductive capabilities between that of conductors and insulators
series circuit circuits with only one path for current to flow from the power source through the circuit and back to the power source
solar cell cell that uses light to produce electricity
static electricity excess of charge on the surface of an object
transitor device used as a solid state switch or amplifier
valence shell atom's outer ring of electrons
volt base unit of voltage
voltmeter meter that is used to measure voltage
watt unit of electrical power
zener diode diode that can conduct in reverse bias and is commonly used in voltage regulation
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