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Electromagnetic Vocab

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The region around an electric charge that can exert a force on an object.
Electric Field
The region around a magnet/charge that can exert a force on another magnet/charge
Electromagnetic Field
The north and south parts of a magnet that happen in pairs and cause magnetic field lines
Poles
A material in which the domains have aligned and will now attract certain metals.
Magnet
The flow of electric charge (electrons) through an object.
Electricity
The creation of a magnetic field due to the flow of electric charges (electrons).
Electromagnetism
Preserving or saving
Conservation
The buildup of electric charges.
Static Electricity
A push or pull.
Force
The push or pull caused by the poles of a magnet.
Magnetic Force
The loss or gain of electric charge (electrons) through direct contact. Thus charging the object.
Conduction
The loss or gain of electric charge (electrons) through rubbing the object. Thus charging the object.
Friction
The loss or gain of electric charge (electrons) by bringing a charge object near an uncharged object. Thus charging the object.
Induction
Regions within a material (usually a metal) that can be aligned to create a magnet.
Domains
Type of magnet in which the magnetic field is produced by electric current.
Electromagnet
A material that transfers charges through it very easily.
Conductor
A material that does not transfer charges through it easily.
Insulator
The buildup or loss of electrons to create a _________.
Charge
The negatively charged particle in an atom.
Electron
The positively charged particle in an atom
Proton
The neutrally charged particle in an atom
Neutron
Having the same or similar charge
Likes
Having different charges.
Opposites
Charges that push each other apart.
Repel
Charges that pull each other toward each other.
Attract
The push or pull of objects based on their charges.
Electric Force
Lined up or in order
Alignment
Electric machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy.
Electric Motor
A coil of wires.
Solenoid
Magnet that stays magnetized for a short period of time.
Temporary magnet
A magnet that is very difficult to unmagnetize.
Permanent Magnet