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Brownell Physics Chpt. 13-1, 13-.2

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The motion of charges in wires, motors, light bulbs and other devices is best called electric
current.
In many circuit diagrams, any device that uses electrical energy is represented by a
resistor.
A circuit with a switch turned to the OFF position or a circuit with any break is called (a)n
open circuit.
A closed circuit
is on.
These carry electricity from one place to another; like pipes carry water.
Wires
What device does not create an open circuit
battery
In an electrical circuit, the term current refers to
flowing charges.
A complete path through which electricity travels is called a
circuit
A shorthand method of describing a real circuit using electrical symbols is called a
circuit diagram
A device used to create an intentional break in a circuit to stop the flow of current is a
switch