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Eletrical Vocab

TermDefinition
Amp Unit of Electrical Current.
Voltage Electric potential difference.
Ohm Electrical Resistance
Resistor A passive two-terminal electrical component that implements electrical resistance as a circuit element.
Parallel Circuit Closed circuit that has two or more paths for the current to flow through.
Series Circuit Closed circuit in which the current follows one path.
Capacitor Passive two-terminal electronic component that stores electrical energy in an electric field.
Ohm's Law A Law relating to the voltage difference between two points, the electric current flowing between them, and the resistance of the path of the current.
AC Current An electric current that periodically reverses direction.
DC Current The unidirectional flow of an energy charge.
Watt Unit of Power.
Circuit The path in which electrons from a voltage or current source flow.
Electrical Ground a reference point in a circuit from which voltages are measured.
Conductor object or type of material that allows the flow of charge in one or more directions.
Insulator object or type of material that does not allows the flow of charge in one or more directions.
Joules (Electrical) derived unit of energy in the International System of Units.
Coulomb The standard unit of quantity of electricity in the International System of Units.
Resistance measure of its opposition to the flow of electric current.
Transistor semiconductor device used to amplify or switch electronic signals and electronic powers.
Hertz The SI Unit of frequency.
Created by: BYT3