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AP Physics 2: Electric Charge - Chapter Summary
This chapter offers an in-depth examination of the concept of electric charge. Fun lessons can help you grasp the basics of electric circuits, positive and negative charges, electric currents and more. Study these lessons at your own pace, and feel free to revisit them as often as needed. Check your understanding of the concepts they cover by taking multiple-choice quizzes and a chapter exam. In no time, you will be able to:
- Define and list types of electric currents
- Identify and describe components and types of electric circuits
- Describe repulsion and attraction as they relate to electric charge and force
- Provide definitions of positive and negative charges
- Use the two-charge model of electric charge
- Discuss the basics of elementary charge
1. What is Electric Current? - Definition, Unit & Types
Like a river current is the flow of water molecules, electrical current is the flow of charged particles. In this lesson, we're going to explore what electrical current is, what causes it, and that, unlike a water current, electrical current doesn't always flow in one direction.
2. Electric Circuit Fundamentals: Components & Types
Electric circuits can be configured to power several loads, such as light bulbs, in series or in parallel. In this lesson, we'll look at both types of circuits and see how the voltage, current, and resistance are affected by installing additional loads.
3. Electric Charge and Force: Definition, Repulsion & Attraction
Have you ever wondered what electricity is and where it comes from? Have you ever been zapped by static electricity and wondered how it got there? We'll answer all of these questions in this lesson on electric charge and force!
4. Positive Charge: Definition & Overview
Positive charges cause your hair to stand up on a cold day and can give you a shock when you touch a doorknob, but they also are responsible for holding atoms together. In this lesson, we'll learn what creates a positive charge and how it interacts with negative charges.
5. Negative Charge: Definition & Overview
There are two types of charge, positive and negative. In this lesson, you will learn about how negative charges were assigned to electrons. You will also learn about the properties of negative charges and how they affect other objects near them.
6. Using the Two-Charge Model of Electric Charge
Electric charge has two varieties, positive and negative. In this lesson we will explore how the two-charge model of electric charge was created and see how it is applied.
7. Elementary Charge: Definition & Overview
What is the smallest amount of charge that can exist? In this lesson, learn the answer to the question! You will also learn about which atomic particles are charged and how charge is transferred from one object to another.
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