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Electric Circuits

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ampere
of electrical current
photoelectricity
using light to produce voltage
electrodes
metal strips in a voltaic cell
plezoelectricty
making electricity by mechanical forces exerted on crystals
secondary cells
rechargeable Ni Cad dry cells
schematic diagram
drawing of electrical circuits using symbols
power
rate at which energy is used or supplied
voltmeter
measures potential difference
short circuit
when the normal resistance is bypasses and the current becomes large
alternating current
ac
combination circuit
contains both series and parallel circuits
resistance
oppositon to flow
power rate
specification plate placed on electronics
voltage
work done to move a small positive charge
circuit
flow of electrons
direct current
dc
generator
produces electricity
thermocouple
wires that use temperature currents to produce electricity
overload
lines that carry more current than they can handle'
resistor
device that uses electricity
electrolyte
acid solution used in a voltaic cell
voltage
measures current
parrallel
connecting several loads with several paths
series
connection of several loads in one path