Flashcards in Chapter 11: Electricity Deck (16)
Unit of charge.
An atom or molecule in which the charges are aligned so that one side is slightly positive and the other is slightly negative.
The flow of electrons.
Measures the rate of electrical flow.
The potential energy compares with the quantity of charge.
The ability of a material to resist the flow of charged particles.
Describes the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance.
One prong is live, the other prong is neutral. The large, round prong is the ground.
Energy flows in one direction
Energy flow reversing direction in the circuit.
Any path in which electrons can flow.
Electrical circuit in which devices are connected so that the same current exists in all of them.
Electrical circuit in which the devices are connected so that the same voltage acts across each one and completes the circuit independently of the others.
Circuits that carry more than a safe amount of current.
Act as switches. They break the circuit to prevent overloading.
Fuses and circuit breaker