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Science Test - UNIT 3: Characteristics of Electricity
Chapter 9
12
Science
01/14/2014

Term
 Series circuit
Definition
 A circuit that only has one pathway for electrons to flow
Term
 Current for series circuit
Definition
 It is the same throughout
Term
 Voltage in a series circuit
Definition
 The voltages at each load with add up to the voltage supplied
Term
 Resistance in series circuit
Definition
 The resistance will go up if a resistor is added and the current will slow down
Term
 Parallel circuit
Definition
 A circuit that has more than one pathway for electrons to flow
Term
 Voltage in parallel circuit
Definition
 The parallel loads are equal to each other
Term
 Current in a parallel circuit
Definition
 The current in equals the current out
Term
 Resistance in a parallel circuit
Definition
 The resistance decreases because there is more pathways so there is more ways for the electrons to flow and the current will increase
Term
 Power
Definition
 The rate at which work is done or energy is transformed; unit used is watt
Term
 Power rating
Definition
 A measurement of how much electrical energy an electrical device costumes for every second it is in use
Term
 Two ways to calculate energy consumption
Definition
 E=Pt: E= (Watt)(Second)orE=PtE= (Kilowatt)(Hour)
Term
 How to determine price of electricity bill
Definition
 Multiply the energy consumption, it has to be in kilowatt hours, and multiply it by the price
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