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used to measure the rate of current flow in the circuit


building blocks, in all matter, consist of 100 different subatomic prticles

binding energy

energy that holds a electron in each shell

chemical compound

a substance that consists of only one type of molecule


continuous path


metals that allows electric charges to drift or flow


is the quantity of electron flowing in a circuit

electromagnetic energy

consist of light, x-rays, radio waves, microwaves, and other forms of energy


negative charge, fundamental particle that orbits nucleus of atom


is a substance made up of only one type of atom


is the number of times per second that a crest passes a given point

intensifying screen

plates coated with fluorescent crystals


produces an atom with an electric charge, neutral atom gains or loses an electron, protons and electron no longer equal

kilovolt peak kVp

used to measure the potential difference across an x-ray tube, equals 1000 volts


quantity of matter that makes up any physical object


everything of a physical nature in the universe


equal to 1/1000 of an ampere (0.001 A)


two or more atoms may combine chemically to form this


neutral charge, fundamental particle in nucleus of atom


formed by neutrons and proton of atom, its center


the smallest possible unit of electromagnetic energy

potential difference

the force or strength of the electron flow in the current


positive charge, fundamental particle of the nucleus of the atom


process that an alternating current can be converted so that it flows in one direction only

resistance R

any property of the circuit that opposes or hinders the flow of current

sine wave

repeating wave, sinusoidal form


device used to produce the high voltage needed for x-ray production

volt V

unit used to measure potential difference, one volt is the quantity of potential difference needed to cause a current of 1A to flow in a circuit with a resistance of 1ohm


distance from one crest to the next

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