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PLTW POE 1.2 Vocabulary and Terms to Know
|Any source of energy other than fossil fuels that is used for constructive purposes.
|The unit of electric current in the meter-kilogram-second system of units. Referred to as amp and symbolized as A.
|Plant materials and animal waste used especially as a source of fuel.
|The net transfer of electric charge (electron movement along a path) per unit of time.
|Energy caused by the movement of electrons.
|The flow of electrical power or charge.
|The production of electricity in conductors with the use of magnets.
|The ratio of the useful energy delivered by a dynamic system to the energy supplied to it.
|A fundamental entity of nature that is transferred between parts of a system in the production of physical change within the system and usually regarded as the capacity for doing work.
|Changing one form of energy to another.
|Environmental Protection Agency
|An organization that works to develop and enforce regulations that implement environmental laws enacted by Congress.
|A natural fuel such as coal or gas, formed in the geological past from the remains of living organisms.
|A dynamo or similar machine for converting mechanical energy into electricity.
|The use of heat from within the Earth or from the atmosphere near oceans.
|The state when objects are not yet in motion.
|The production of an electric or magnetic state by the proximity (without contact) of an electrified or magnetized body.
|An energy source that will never run out.
|Energy which a body possesses by virtue of being in motion.
|A resource that cannot be replaced once used.
|The unit of electric resistance in the meter-kilogram-second system of units. Symbolized as Ω.
|States that the direct current flowing in an electric circuit is directly proportional to the voltage applied to the circuit.
|A closed electrical circuit in which the current is divided into two or more paths and then returns via a common path to complete the circuit.
|The energy that a piece of matter has because of its position or nature or because of the arrangement of parts.
|Changes one form of power to another.
|A system that links electricity produced in power stations to deliver it to where it is needed.
|A resource that can be replaced when needed.
|The opposition that a device or material offers to the flow of direct current.
|A result of a force moving an object a certain distance.
|A machine for producing power in which a wheel or rotor is made to revolve by a fast-moving flow of water, steam, gas, or air.
|The rate at which work is performed or energy is expended.
|The rotating member of an electrical machine.
|A circuit in which all parts are connected end to end to provide a single path of current.
|The unit of potential difference symbolized as V.
|The potential difference measured in volts. The amount of work to be done to move a charge from one point to another along an electric circuit.