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Chapter 4 from the book

circuit

a series of devices connected together which allows current to flow

analog control

a type of control which has an unlimited number of states, eg.volume, or a light dimmer

incomplete circuit

a circuit which has a break in the connections

components

the different parts of a circuit (load, path, control, source)

schematics

a universal method for drawing electrical components

open circuit

a circuit similar to an incomplete circuit where a connection is missing

load

a part of the circuit which uses the electricity

complete circuit

a circuit which allows electricity to flow

short circuit

a circuit which has a path that bypasses the load

digital control

type of signal which has two states, on or off

control

the part of a circuit which turns electricity on and off

path

the part of a circuit which provides a place for current to flow, eg. wires

source

the part of a circuit which provides the voltage

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