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Unit 1 #8

TermDefinition
mechanical energy work done for something that is moving
switch turns a circuit on and off
series an electric current in which electrons have only one path to take
transmit to pass on to another
parallel a circuit where the electrons have many paths to take
generator a device that uses magnets to change mechanical energy into electricity
reflect the bouncing back of light waves off a surface
refract the bending of light waves as they move through one medium to another
thermal energy of heat
light energy in the form of waves that can travel through an empty space
sound energy from vibrations
current the direction the electricity is moving
fuse a safety device consisting of a strip of wire that melts and breaks an electric circuit if the current exceeds a safe travel
force a push or pull
friction the force in which 2 objects rub against each other
Created by: erin.mcpherson2
 

 



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