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Electricity Study Guide

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Electricity
a continuous flow of electric current
Static Electricity
a buildup of changes on an object
Static Discharge
the loss of static electricity as electric charges transfer from one object to another
Electric Circuit
a complete, unbroken path through which electric charge can flow
Voltage
the difference in electric charges transfered from one object to another
Electric Current
the continuous flow of electric charges through a material.
Ohm's Law
the law that states that resistance is equal to voltage divided by current
Resistance
the measurement of how difficult it tis for charges to flow through a material
Series Circuit
an electric circuit with a single path
Parallel Circuit
an electric circuit with multiple paths
Conductor
a material that conducts heat well (charges can easily flow)
Insulator
a material that does not conduct heat well (charges cannot easily flow)
Amp
measure of current
Direct Current
current consisting of charges that flow in only one direction in a circuit
Alternating Current
current consisting of charges that move back and forth in a circuit