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ELECTRICITY Section 2: Introduction to electrical circuits and how to draw them, circuit symbols, series and parallel circuits

 


Sub-index for electricity section 2 notes on electrical circuits

2.1 Definitions: what is an electric current? what is an electrical circuit?

2.2 Circuit symbols and drawing-constructing circuit diagrams

2.3 Examples of simple circuits and their interpretation

2.4 More examples of comparing simple circuit diagrams (may involve some simple current deductions)

2.5 More complex bulb circuits and deducing the current flowing (involves some simple current calculations)

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1.1 Important definitions, descriptions, formulae, units for electricity

1.6 Power, energy transfer & electricity cost calculation QUESTIONS

See Electricity section 3 for more problems to solve involving the

 V = IR,  Q = It  and  E = QV calculations equations for exam practice

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Electricity and magnetism revision notes sections index

1. Usefulness of electricity, safety, energy transfer, cost & power calculations, P = IV = I2R, E = Pt, E=IVt

2. Electrical circuits and how to draw them, circuit symbols, parallel circuits, series circuits explained

3. Ohm's Law, experimental investigations of resistance, I-V graphs, calculations V = IR, Q = It, E = QV

4. Circuit devices and how are they used? (e.g. thermistor and LDR), relevant graphs

5. More on series and parallel circuits, circuit diagrams, measurements and calculations

6. The 'National Grid' power supply, environmental issues, use of transformers

7. Comparison of methods of generating electricity (= energy 6)

8. Static electricity and electric fields, uses and dangers of static electricity

9. Magnetism - magnetic materials - temporary (induced) and permanent magnets - uses

10. Electromagnetism, solenoid coils, uses of electromagnets 

11. Motor effect of an electric current, electric motor, loudspeaker, Fleming's left-hand rule, F = BIL

12. Generator effect, applications e.g. generators generating electricity and microphone

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