Electric circuits

What is Current measured in?
Amps
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Where is the ammeter placed?
In series with components
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What is the rule about current in a series circuit?
Current is the same at any point in a series circuit
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What happens to current in a parallel circuit?
It splits at a junction
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What is voltage measured in?
Voltz
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Where in the circuit is the voltmeter placed?
In parallel with the component
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Give 2 advantages of mains electricity supplies being connected in parallel
If one component faults, the others will continue to work & each component has the same voltage through it
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What is the rule about voltage in a series circuit?
It adds up to the supply voltage
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What is the rule about voltage in a parallel circuit?
Voltage is the same across each components
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Give an equation for finding current
Current= voltage / resistance
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What do thermistors decrease their resistance with?
Temperature (Negative temperature co-efficient)
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What can thermistors be used as in a circuit?
Temperature sensors
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What do LDRs decrease their resistance with?
Increasing light intensity
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What can LDRs be used as in circuits?
light sensors
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What do diodes behave as?
One way electrical gates
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What do diodes do?
Only allow current to flow through them in one direction
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What happens to resistance and current of a circuit when you combine resistors?
Total resistance of the circuit increases, while current decreases
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Give the equation for finding total resistance of a circuit
R=R1+R2
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What happens to the total resistance of a circuit when resistors are combined in parallel?
Total resistance of the circuit decreases
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Give the definition of electrical power
The energy transferred per unit time
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Where is the ammeter placed?

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In series with components

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What is the rule about current in a series circuit?

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What happens to current in a parallel circuit?

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What is voltage measured in?

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