# Circuit Elements Flashcards

1
Q

What is Ohm’s Law?

A

V=iR

2
Q

What is the iV equation for a resistor?

A

V=iR

3
Q

What is the iV equation for a capacitor?

A

i=C(dV/dt)

4
Q

What is the iV equation for an inductor?

A

V=L(di/dt)

5
Q

What is the symbol used for inductance?

A

L

6
Q

What does an iV equation do?

A

Tells us what relates current to voltage

7
Q

What does it mean when something is ‘ideal’?

A

It is mathematically perfect

8
Q

What are three types of ideal sources?

A

Constant voltage, battery, and constant current

9
Q

What do you call the parts of a circuit?

A

Components or elements/branches

10
Q

What is a mesh?

A

“Gaps” in circuits

11
Q

What is a loop?

A

A closed path going through circuit elements

12
Q

Which terminals does current go into and out of?

A

Current goes in the + terminal and out of the - terminal

13
Q

How does one draw a resistor?

A

Rectangle with two lines coming out

14
Q

How does one draw a capacitor?

A

Two lines with two lines coming out

15
Q

How does one draw an inductor?

A

Loop-de-loop

16
Q

What is the evil way to draw a resistor?

A

Zig-zag

17
Q

How does one draw a battery?

A

Two long lines, two short lines

18
Q

On a drawing of a battery, which is the + and which is the - terminal?

A

The long line is + and the short line is -

19
Q

How does one draw constant voltage?

A

Circle with + and - inside

20
Q

How does one draw constant current?

A

Circle with an arrow inside

21
Q

What does a resistor do?

A

Limits or regulates flow of electrical current

22
Q

What does a capacitor do?

A

Stores and releases electricity in a circuit (static?)

23
Q

What does an inductor do?

A

Stores energy in the form of magnetic energy