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Chp. 17 Vocab

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