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Chapter 35: Electric Circuits Questions
Chapter 35 Electric Circuits Questions
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Physics
01/15/2012

Term
 Define an electric circuit.
Definition
 Any complete path along which charge can flow.
Term
 Describe a series circuit.
Definition
 An electric circuit in which devices are arranged so that charge flows through each in turn.  If one part of the circuit should stop the current, it will stop throughout the circuit.
Term
 Describe a parallel circuit.
Definition
 An electric circuit in which devices are connected to the same two points of the circuit, so that any single device completes the circuit independently of the others.
Term
 Electric circuits are described by diagrams called _________ ________.
Definition
 schematic diagrams
Term
 Short or Long. The positive terminal is represented with a ________ line.
Definition
 long
Term
 The number of pairs of lines for a battery sometimes indicates the number of _____________ in the battery.
Definition
 cells
Term
 What is equivalent resistance?
Definition
 The value of the single resistor that would give the same load to the battery or power source.
Term
 What do you call an electrical line that has so much parallel resistance that the amount of current that the circuit carries is more than the wires were designed to carry?
Definition