# Study sets matching "circuits"

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circuit

circuit breaker

current electricity

discharge

A path through which electric current can flow

A switch that protects circuits

The flow of electrical charges through a circuit

The fast movement of a charge

circuit

A path through which electric current can flow

circuit breaker

A switch that protects circuits

voltage

power

current

resistance

an electromotive force or potential difference expressed in vo…

the rate at which work is done; in circuits it is the push of…

the flow of electrons, measured in amps

A material's opposition to the flow of electric current, measu…

voltage

an electromotive force or potential difference expressed in vo…

power

the rate at which work is done; in circuits it is the push of…

Series Circuit

Parallel Circuit

Conductor

Insulator

Electricity flows in one path or single loop

Electricity flows in two or more paths or loops

Material that allows electricity to easily flow through it

Material that blocks the flow of electricity through it

Series Circuit

Electricity flows in one path or single loop

Parallel Circuit

Electricity flows in two or more paths or loops

electricity

current

source of energy

conductor

a form of energy produced inside particles of matter

the movement or flow of electricity in a certain path

the place where energy comes from

a substance that allows electricity or heat to easily pass thr…

electricity

a form of energy produced inside particles of matter

current

the movement or flow of electricity in a certain path

electricity

electric current

electric circuit

switch

a form of energy due to electrons and protons

a flow of electric charge

a path through which electrons flow

an electrical component that can make or destroy an electrical…

electricity

a form of energy due to electrons and protons

electric current

a flow of electric charge

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

circuit

voltage

voltmeter

energy that transfers electrons from positive and negative poi…

A path through which electrical current flows.

the unit of electric pressure. It measures how strongly the el…

instrument used to measure the voltage of an object

electricity

energy that transfers electrons from positive and negative poi…

circuit

A path through which electrical current flows.

Electric Circuit

All electric circuits have

Electric current can flow through only…

What symbol must be included in every c…

closed loop through which current can flow

a voltage source like a battery, and a conductor like a wire

it forms a closed loop. Charges must have an unbroken path to…

A battery symbol must be included in every circuit, without a…

Electric Circuit

closed loop through which current can flow

All electric circuits have

a voltage source like a battery, and a conductor like a wire

Battery

Wire

Lightbulb

Series Circuit

This supplies the voltage for the circuit

electrons travel through this to the lightbulb

turn electrical energy into radiant energy

This type of circuit has multiple lightbulbs on one pathway

Battery

This supplies the voltage for the circuit

Wire

electrons travel through this to the lightbulb

Circuit

Open Circuit

Closed Circuit

Load

a path that transmits an electrical current: includes a power…

a circuit that has a break in the flow of electricity, causing…

a circuit where the electrons can continually flow without a b…

the device that is using the electricity, and transforms the e…

Circuit

a path that transmits an electrical current: includes a power…

Open Circuit

a circuit that has a break in the flow of electricity, causing…

series circuit

parallel circuit

diode

switch

DC, dim, one bulb out all out, one path

AC, bright, one bulb out others stay on, two or more paths

makes current flow in one direction

used to connect or disconnect a circuit

series circuit

DC, dim, one bulb out all out, one path

parallel circuit

AC, bright, one bulb out others stay on, two or more paths

Series circuit

Parallel circuit

Conventional current

cell circuit symbol

Components are all connected in a line , end to end. The same…

Each component is separately connected. If one is disconnected…

The current in a circuit flowing positive to negative.

Series circuit

Components are all connected in a line , end to end. The same…

Parallel circuit

Each component is separately connected. If one is disconnected…

circuit

open circuit

closed circuit

load

a path that transmits an electrical current includes a power s…

is a circuit that has a break in the flow of electricity,causi…

is a circuit where the electrons can continually flow without…

the device that is using the electricity and transforming the…

circuit

a path that transmits an electrical current includes a power s…

open circuit

is a circuit that has a break in the flow of electricity,causi…

charge

atom

static electricity

repel

the amount of electrical energy contained in an object

the smallest unit of a chemical element, consisting of a nucle…

an electric charge that piles up on on an object instead of fl…

to drive back or away

charge

the amount of electrical energy contained in an object

atom

the smallest unit of a chemical element, consisting of a nucle…

Parallel

Short Circuit

Power

Equivalent Resistors

When there are multiple paths for the electrons to follow in a…

A circuit in which there is little to no resistance

The rate of work done overtime

The total Resistance of a circuit (after adding all individual…

Parallel

When there are multiple paths for the electrons to follow in a…

Short Circuit

A circuit in which there is little to no resistance

battery

voltage

voltage (v)=

resistor

source of voltage. voltages remain constant despite the flow o…

potential difference between two charge points

v=U/q... v=kQ/r... ΔV=W/q W=work to get from point a to b

prevents charge from traveling at fastest possible speed. caus…

battery

source of voltage. voltages remain constant despite the flow o…

voltage

potential difference between two charge points

Open Circuit

Battery

Circuit

Closed Circuit

A circuit or electrical path that is broken or incomplete, and…

A source of electrical energy that is created by a chemical re…

A path through which electricity flows.

A completed electrical circuit or path ... through which electric…

Open Circuit

A circuit or electrical path that is broken or incomplete, and…

Battery

A source of electrical energy that is created by a chemical re…

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

electric charge

static electricity

electric field

electric current

a basic property of the tiny particles that make up matter. th…

the buildup of electric charges in one place

the area around electric charges, where electric forces can act

a flow of electric charges

electric charge

a basic property of the tiny particles that make up matter. th…

static electricity

the buildup of electric charges in one place

Electrical Circuits

Sources of electrical energy

wire

Transformer

Must contain 3 things: source of electrical energy, conductor,…

battery, solar cell, generator

this conductor connects all parts of the electrical circuit

This changes the electrical energy into something else...like…

Electrical Circuits

Must contain 3 things: source of electrical energy, conductor,…

Sources of electrical energy

battery, solar cell, generator