Physics- Circuits

Flashcards on circuits, covering the types, keywords and their definitions as well as related points. Enjoy!

Series Circuit
A series circuit is where components are connected one after the other on the same loop of the circuit.
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Current in a Series Circuit
The current remains the same throughout the circuit.
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Potential Difference in a Series Circuit
The Potential Difference is shared between the components.
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Parallel Circuit
A Parallel Circuit is when components are connected in separate loops.
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Current in a Parallel Circuit
The Current is shared between the loops in a parallel circuit.
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Potential Difference in Parallel Circuit
The Potential Difference is the same across components.
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Define Charge
The electrical state of an object which can be positive or negatively charged.
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Units for Current
Coulombs (C)
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Define Current
The flow of charge.
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Units for Current
Amps (A)
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Define Potential Difference
The energy transferred to a component for every coulomb of charge.
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Units for Potential Difference
Volts (V)
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Card 2

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The current remains the same throughout the circuit.

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Current in a Series Circuit

Card 3

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The Potential Difference is shared between the components.

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Card 4

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A Parallel Circuit is when components are connected in separate loops.

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Card 5

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The Current is shared between the loops in a parallel circuit.

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