# Electric Circuits

## 20 terms

### Series

Circuit in which there is one complete path through all the resistors

### Series

Circuit in which there is a voltage drop for each resistor, but the current in each resistor is the same

### Parallel

Circuit in which there are multiple complete paths connect to the voltage source

### Parallel

Circuit in which each resistor has the same voltage as the battery, but can have different amounts of current in each branch

### Series

Circuit in which one dead bulb keeps all other bulbs from lighting

### Parallel

Circuit in which a dead bulb will not affect the other bulbs

### Short

Circuit in which the current can bypass a resistor- a positive wire is in contact with a negative wire

Circuit in which there is a dangerous amount of current flowing

### Product/Sum

How to combine resistances in parallel

How to combine resistances in series

### Fuse

Device that will break the circuit if there is too much current, and then needs to be replaced

### Circuit Breaker

Device that breaks the circuit if there is too much current, and then can be reset and reused

### Resistor

Something that opposes the flow of current

### Ohm's Law

Describes the relationship between current, resistance, and voltage

### Power

The product of current times voltage

### Schematic Diagram

Sketch of a circuit that uses symbols to represent the different parts

### Voltage Source

Provides the push in a circuit that causes current to flow

### Open

Circuit that is not a complete path and in which current cannot flow

### Closed

Current that is a complete path and does allow the current to flow

### Physics

The study of matter and energy