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ELECTRICITY EXAM SPRING 2011

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Generator
A machine that uses a magnet to produce electricity
Parallel Circuit
has multiple pathways for electricity to flow. if the pathway is broken at any point, electricity has other pathways it can follow.
Switch
A devise used to control the flow of electricity in a circuit
Closed circuit
A complete electrical circuit around which current flows or a signal circulates
Series circuit
A circuit having its parts connected serially
Watt
A unit of measure of electrical power.
Load
Anything put in or on something for conveyance or transportation;
Transformer
An electrical device by which alternating current of one voltage is changed to another voltage
Insulator
A material such as glass or porcelain with negligible electrical or thermal conductivity
Parallel circuit
A circuit in which the parts are connected so that electric current passes along more than one pathway.
Electrical Resistance
The ability of a material to slow down or stop electric current.
Electricity
The flow of electrons (negatively charged atomic particles) through a conductor to create energy
Battery
A device that converts chemical energy to electrical energy.
Electric circuit
The pathway that an electric current follows.
Static electricity
The buildup of charges on an object
Electric current
The flow of electrons
Current electricity
A kind of kinetic energy that flows as an electric current
Conductor
A material that carries electricity well