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Electricity and Current
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Batteries
Switch
Wire
Potential Difference
voltage
Lamp
Conventional Flow
flows from positive to negative
Ammeter
measures current
Electric Circuit
conducting path through which electric current flows
Resistor
Electron flow
electrons flow from negative to positive
Ampere
unit of current (A)
Closed circuit
one continuous path for current to flow
Open circuit
broken path - no current
Schematic
drawing symbols depicting a circuit
Battery
converts chemical energy to electrical power
Parallel
circuit with paths
Series
circuit with one path
Electric symbol
depiction of each component in a circuit
Volt
amount of power carried by one amp
Voltmeter
measures voltage
Electric potential difference
difference in potential energies (like water at different levels)
Electricity
flow of current
Electrolyte
element that carries charge
Voltage drop
describes how the supplied energy of a voltage source is reduced as electric current moves through an element in a circuit
Electric current
flow of charged particles
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