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Ch 6 Glossary

Current divider rule (CDR) A method by which the current through parallel elements can be determined without first finding the voltage across those parallel elements.
Kirchhoff's current law (KCL) The algebraic sum of the currents entering and leaving a node is zero.
Node A junction of two or more branches.
Ohm/volt (ON) rating A rating used to determine both the current sensitivity of the movement and the internal resistance of the meter.
Open circuit The absence of a direct connection between two points in a network.
Parallel circuit A circuit configuration in which the elements have two points in common.
Short circuit A direct connection of low resistive value that can significantly alter the behavior of an element or system.
Created by: rbartholomy