Electric Circuits

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ampere

of electrical current

photoelectricity

using light to produce voltage

electrodes

metal strips in a voltaic cell

plezoelectricty

making electricity by mechanical forces exerted on crystals

secondary cells

rechargeable Ni Cad dry cells

schematic diagram

drawing of electrical circuits using symbols

power

rate at which energy is used or supplied

voltmeter

measures potential difference

short circuit

when the normal resistance is bypasses and the current becomes large

alternating current

ac

combination circuit

contains both series and parallel circuits

resistance

oppositon to flow

power rate

specification plate placed on electronics

voltage

work done to move a small positive charge

circuit

flow of electrons

direct current

dc

generator

produces electricity

thermocouple

wires that use temperature currents to produce electricity

overload

lines that carry more current than they can handle'

resistor

device that uses electricity

electrolyte

acid solution used in a voltaic cell

voltage

measures current

parrallel

connecting several loads with several paths

series

connection of several loads in one path

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