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One of two terminals of an electric cell, battery or generator; one is designated positive and the other negative
A unit of electromotive force which, when applied to a conductor whose resistance is one ohm will produce a current of one ampere
A series circuit allows electrons to follow only one path. The loads in a series circuit must share the available voltage. In other words, each load in a series circuit will use up some portion of the voltage, leaving less for the next load in the circuit. This means that the light, heat, or sound given off by the device will be reduced.
the electric current can follow more than one path to return to the source, so it splits up among all the available paths.
Why don't you get electricuted in a bumper car?
Because you don't touch the source of the electricity at the top of the rod
Which scientist took a coil of wire and moved it over a magnet to cause electricity?
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