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a negatively charged particle in an atom
The flow of electrons through a material
A complete path from and back to a power source.
A supply of moving electrons
A device that enables you to turn current on and off by creating an open or closed circuit
A material that conducts electricity well--lets electrons flow easily through it.
Also called a nonconductor. Prevents the flow of electrons/electricity
A material that slows the speed of electricity.
Switch having a sliding button, bar or knob
A switch actuated by electrical impulses generated by a dial or key pulsing arrangement
A circuit having its parts connected serially--there is only one path for the electricity to go through all the parts.
A closed circuit in which the current divides into two or more paths before recombining to complete the circuit. Each component has its own path, and if one component goes out, the whole circuit is broken.
An incomplete electrical circuit in which no current flows
An electric circuit providing an uninterrupted, endless path for the flow of current
A device used to control current in an electric circuit by providing resistance