Electric Current

Electric current is a ...
A flow of charge
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Electric charge flows in a metal conductor because the charges are...
free to move
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There are few free charges in an insulator so...
current can't flow
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In a circuit, the battery...
pushes the free charges through the wire
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... will only flow through a component if there's a voltage across that component.
Current
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...is the driving force that pushes the current around.
Voltage
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... is caused by things in the circuit that resist the flow of charge.
Resistance
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Card 2

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Electric charge flows in a metal conductor because the charges are...

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free to move

Card 3

Front

There are few free charges in an insulator so...

Back

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Card 4

Front

In a circuit, the battery...

Back

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Card 5

Front

... will only flow through a component if there's a voltage across that component.

Back

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