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22 Cards in this Set

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flow of electons
static electricity -
buildup of electrical charges
Amepere -
The unit used to describe how much electric current flows through a wire.
electric current -
movement of electrons from one place to another.
circuit -
Path for electric current.
Closed circuit-
complete, unbroken path for electric current.
open circuit -
incomplete or broken path for electric current.
Schematic diagram-
A diagram that uses symbols to show the parts of a circuit.
Material through which electricity passes easily.
Insulator -
Material through which electicity does not pass easily.
Resistance -
Measure of how easily electric current will flow through a material.
the unit used to measure resistance.
A source of voltage that changes chemical energy into electrical energy.
Dry cell battery-
Electric power source with a dry or pastelike center.
Electromotive force-
The push that keeps electrons moving in an electric circuit.
Metric unit used tok measure electromotive force.
Voltage -
The energy that a power source gives to electrons in a circuit.
Terminal -
Points where electrons leave or enter a battery,
Wet cell battery-
Electric ower source with a liquid center.
Direct current-
current that flows in one direction.
Alternating current-
Current that changes direction regularly.
Series circuit
circuit in which all current flows through a single path.-