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2.4 electric circuits

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Features of an electric circuit
wires connecting a path, a load and an energy source
series circuit
a single path for the current to take
parallel circuit
more than one path for the current to take
disadvantage of a series circuit
light bulbs become dimmer as more bulbs are added, if a bulb blows the circuit is broken
voltmeter
a device used to measure voltage, or electrical potential energy difference
ammeter
a device used to measure electric current