Ch 13 sect 1 & 2

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electricity

electric power

the rate at which electric energy is changed to another form of energy

series circuit

a circuit with just one loop for current to move through

charging by contact

transferring charges by touching or rubbing

charging by induction

when electrons on a neutral object are moved by a charged object

conductor

a material in which electrons can move easily

insulator

a material in which electrons can not move easily

law of conservation of charge

charge can be transferred from one thing to another, but it can not be created or destroyed

static electricity

the build up of charges on an object

circuit

a closed pateh that electric current follows

electric current

the rate at which charges move in one direction past one point

Ohm's law

the current in a circuit equals the voltage difference divided by the resistance

resistance

the tendancy for a material to oppose the flow of electrons, changing electric energy into heat and light

voltage difference

something related to the force that makes electric charges flow.

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