# Ch 5: Circuit Electricity

Review the physics topics of circuits, transfers and resistance with this chapter. These lessons and quizzes can be used as a comprehensive study guide as you prepare for an exam or placement test.

## Circuit Electricity - Chapter Summary

Our instructors will introduce you to the basics of circuit theory and the differences between AC and DC circuits. Both series circuits and parallel circuits will be defined with examples given, as well as electrical resistance and how it works in several common appliances. The Ohm and Ohm's Law are covered, including how to graph this important physics law.

Your study will continue with a discussion of resistance and how it relates to circuits, as well as how RC circuits work. How to use equations to calculate energy transfers in circuits is also included. After you review this chapter, you should feel confident in your abilities to:

• Differentiate between AC and DC circuits
• Define series circuit as it relates to a parallel circuit
• Explain what affects electrical resistance
• Understand what an ohm is and how to calculate its resistance
• Describe Ohm's Law and how it is used and graphed
• Calculate the current and voltage in an RC circuit
• Use formulas to calculate energy transfers in the circuits of electronic devices

Our mobile-friendly lessons and quizzes are available for you to review 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Use the quizzes and chapter tests to gauge your understanding of the material and where you may need to focus your study. Each lesson is accompanied by a printable transcript so you can make a copy to review offline any time. If you need additional assistance as you work through the lessons, contact one of our instructors for help.

10 Lessons in Chapter 5: Circuit Electricity
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