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Unit 4 - Electric Circuits

Chapter 4 from the book
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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