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Ninth Grade PIB Physics: Chapter 13 - Electric Circuits Study Set
Terms in this set (32)
The flow of electric current
A complete path through which electricity travels
Electrical drawings; used to design a circuit
An electrical device that uses the energy carried by electric current in a specific way (i.e. a light bulb)
A circuit with no breaks
A circuit with any breaks
Used to turn electricity on and off
The unit of measure of electrical current
The voltage of AA, AAA, C, or D battery
A measure of electrical potential energy (electrical potential difference)
Voltage is measured in...
the energy that causes current to flow
Current is what actually flows and does work, while a difference in voltage provides...
Watts are a measure of...
current that flows
Voltage is the power per amp of...
A device that measures voltage
A device that measures voltage or current
The red probe of a voltmeter is...
The black probe of a voltmeter is...
Uses chemical energy to create a voltage difference between its two terminals
A device that measures electric current
The measure of how strongly a wire or other object resists current flowing through it
Electric current and electric resistance have a(n)_____________ relationship
The unit of measure of electrical resistance
Voltage and electric current have a(n) ____________ relationship
I = V/R; V = IR; R = V/I
Can conduct, or carry, electric current
Does not allow current to easily pass through them
Materials between conductors and insulators
Examples of Conductors
Silver, Copper, Gold, Aluminum, Iron
Examples of Semiconductors
Carbon, Germanium, Silicon
Examples of Insulators
Air, Wood, Glass, Rubber
A variable resistor; can be adjusted to have a resistance within a certain range
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