Electronics StudyGuide

Circuit
a conductive pathway through which electric current flows from a positive terminal to a negative terminal.

Drawing Schematics

Switch
component that opens and closes circuits turning components on and off.

Short Circuits

electronics
the study of the effects of electrons moving through a vacuum, a gas, or a material

Forces that shape the Universe
Gravitational
electric
strong nuclear
weak nuclear

Fundamental unit in a battery
cell

Force (electric)
Associated with a quality of matter known as a “charge” (Positive and Negative)

Current
a flow of electrons

Conductors
materials that allow current to flow through

Isolators
materials that Do Not allow current to flow through

Current flow is from positive to negative

voltage
a force that pushes electrons through a wire

Closed circuits
allow current to flow while open circuits do not

Energy
the ability to do work

Forms of energy
kinetic
potential