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Mr R's Physical Science Chapter 13

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electric chage
the build of charges
electric force
that attraction or repulsion due to electric charge
electrical field
the region around a charged object
electical potential energy
potential energy of a charged object dur to its possition in an electrical field
cell
a device that is a source of electrical currnt
current
the rate at which electic charges move through a conductor
resistance
the ratio of the voltage across a conductor to the current it carries
insulators
materials that resist the flow of electric
electric circuit
an electrical device that is connected so that electical charge can move in a complete path
schematic diagram
a graphic representation of an electiceal circuit
series
in an electical circuit that allow only 1 path for the electrical charges
parallel
in an electical circuit that allows more than 1 path for the electrical charges
electrical energy
energy associated with electrical charges
watt
the SI unit that measures power
fuse
an electrical device that limits the amount of current that go through a circuit
circuit breaker
an electrical device that protects a circuit from current overlad