# circuits Flashcards

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Parallel Circuit

Series Circuit

Current

Closed Circuit

A circuit that contains more than one path for current flow.

An electric circuit with a single path

The rate of electron flow in a circuit, measured in Amperes.

A pathway that allows an electric current to flow freely - lig…

Parallel Circuit

A circuit that contains more than one path for current flow.

Series Circuit

An electric circuit with a single path

circuit

conductor

energy

fuse

a path for an electrical current to flow around

A material that allows electricity to pass through it.

the capacity to do work

A safety device with a thin metal strip that will melt if too…

circuit

a path for an electrical current to flow around

conductor

A material that allows electricity to pass through it.

circuit

Open Circuit

Closed Circuit

Power Source

An electrical path for current electricity.

A circuit that does not have a complete connection between the…

A complete circuit through which electricity flows.

A device that provides energy (electricity) to electric machin…

circuit

An electrical path for current electricity.

Open Circuit

A circuit that does not have a complete connection between the…

Parallel Circuit

Series Circuit

Current

Closed Circuit

A circuit that contains more than one path for current flow.

An electric circuit with a single path

The rate of electron flow in a circuit, measured in Amperes.

A pathway that allows an electric current to flow freely - lig…

Parallel Circuit

A circuit that contains more than one path for current flow.

Series Circuit

An electric circuit with a single path

Parallel Circuit

Series Circuit

Current

Closed Circuit

A circuit that contains more than one path for current flow.

An electric circuit with a single path

The rate of electron flow in a circuit, measured in Amperes.

A pathway that allows an electric current to flow freely - lig…

Parallel Circuit

A circuit that contains more than one path for current flow.

Series Circuit

An electric circuit with a single path

Parallel Circuit

Series Circuit

Electric Current

Closed Circuit

A circuit that contains more than one path for current flow.

An electric circuit with a single path

A continuous flow of electric charge

A pathway that allows an electric current to flow freely - lig…

Parallel Circuit

A circuit that contains more than one path for current flow.

Series Circuit

An electric circuit with a single path

Parallel Circuit

Series Circuit

Electric Current

Closed Circuit

A circuit that contains more than one path for current flow.

An electric circuit with a single path

A continuous flow of electric charge

A pathway that allows an electric current to flow freely - lig…

Parallel Circuit

A circuit that contains more than one path for current flow.

Series Circuit

An electric circuit with a single path

Parallel Circuit

Series Circuit

Electric Current

Closed Circuit

A circuit that contains more than one path for current flow.

An electric circuit with a single path

A continuous flow of electric charge

A pathway that allows an electric current to flow freely - lig…

Parallel Circuit

A circuit that contains more than one path for current flow.

Series Circuit

An electric circuit with a single path

circuit

open circuit

closed circuit

diode

a path for an electrical current to flow around

an incomplete electrical circuit in which no current flows

a complete circuit through which electricity flows

A device that permits current to flow through it in only one d…

circuit

a path for an electrical current to flow around

open circuit

an incomplete electrical circuit in which no current flows

Parallel Circuit

Series Circuit

Current

Closed Circuit

A circuit that contains more than one path for current flow.

An electric circuit with a single path

The rate of electron flow in a circuit, measured in Amperes.

A pathway that allows an electric current to flow freely - lig…

Parallel Circuit

A circuit that contains more than one path for current flow.

Series Circuit

An electric circuit with a single path

Series Circuit

Parallel Circuit

The current in a series circuit is

The voltage drops in a series circuit

Circuit with one current path

Each component has its own current path

constant everywhere

Add up to the total voltage (battery)

Series Circuit

Circuit with one current path

Parallel Circuit

Each component has its own current path

You can lower equivalent resistance by

You can raise equivalent resistance by

Adding more resistors in series

Adding more resistors in parallel

adding more resistors in parallel

adding more resistors in series

decreases current

increases current

You can lower equivalent resistance by

adding more resistors in parallel

You can raise equivalent resistance by

adding more resistors in series

Insulator

Conductor

Kinetic Energy

Static Electricity

a material through which an electrical current will not flow t…

A material or object that allows an electric current to flow e…

the energy of motion.

A stationary electric charge, typically produced by friction,…

Insulator

a material through which an electrical current will not flow t…

Conductor

A material or object that allows an electric current to flow e…

Parallel Circuit

Series Circuit

Electric Current

Closed Circuit

A circuit that contains more than one path for current flow.

An electric circuit with a single path

A continuous flow of electric charge

A pathway that allows an electric current to flow freely - lig…

Parallel Circuit

A circuit that contains more than one path for current flow.

Series Circuit

An electric circuit with a single path

Electricity

Open Circuit

Closed Circuit

Power Source

The flow of electrons (charges) through a conductor.

A circuit that does not have a complete connection between the…

A complete circuit through which electricity flows.

A device that provides energy (electricity) to electric machin…

Electricity

The flow of electrons (charges) through a conductor.

Open Circuit

A circuit that does not have a complete connection between the…

A generator converts _____ energy to el…

Electrical appliances have labels that…

Electrical power is the rate at which c…

I^2R loss is also known as

mechanical

the amount of energy converted each second into other types of…

do work

joule heating

A generator converts _____ energy to el…

mechanical

Electrical appliances have labels that…

the amount of energy converted each second into other types of…

Conductor

Insulator

Ampere

Voltage

A material that electricity can travel through easily

A material that electricity cannot flow through

measure of electric current

an electromotive force or potential difference expressed in vo…

Conductor

A material that electricity can travel through easily

Insulator

A material that electricity cannot flow through

Parallel Circuit

Series Circuit

Current

Closed Circuit

A circuit that contains more than one path for current flow.

An electric circuit with a single path

The rate of electron flow in a circuit, measured in Amperes.

A pathway that allows an electric current to flow freely - lig…

Parallel Circuit

A circuit that contains more than one path for current flow.

Series Circuit

An electric circuit with a single path

Parallel Circuit

Series Circuit

Current

Closed Circuit

A circuit that contains more than one path for current flow.

An electric circuit with a single path

The rate of electron flow in a circuit, measured in Amperes.

A pathway that allows an electric current to flow freely - lig…

Parallel Circuit

A circuit that contains more than one path for current flow.

Series Circuit

An electric circuit with a single path