Static electricity & using electric current

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  • Created on: 09-02-15 11:49
What is 'transfer of charges?
When electrons arer transferred from one material to the other
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Which charges attract, and which repel?
Opposute charges attract, like charges repel
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Name some dangers of static electricity
Lightening, explosion in fuel from a spark on fuel nozzle
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What is earthing
When electrons flow to earth through an object or the other way round
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What is electrostatic phenomena
Charging by induction - neutral objects attracting/repelling other charges e.g balloon and wall
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Potential difference
Also called voltage, across an electrical component is needed to make a current flow through it.
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What does the equation [P = I x V] mean?
Use of power = current x potential difference
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What does the equation [E = I x V x t] mean?
Energy transferred = current x potential difference x time
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What is resistance?
There is a resistance to the flow of an electric current through most conductors.
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