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Electricity Vocabulary 02/22/2012

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Kilowatt-hour
a unit of energy, equivalent to the energy transferred or expended in one hour by one kilowatt of power.
Charges
two types exist-positive and negative
Electric Discharge
the rapid movement of excess charge from one place to another
Generator
a machine that uses a magnet to produce electricity
Parallel Circuit
has multiple pathways for electricity to flow. if the pathway is broken at any point, electricity has other pathways it can follow.
Switch
a devise used to control the flow of electricity in a circuit