# Ch 13: Circuits in Physics

Watch video lessons on circuits in physics and learn about insulators, conductors, Ohm's Law and more. These video lessons are short and engaging and make learning easy!

## Circuits in Physics - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

This chapter introduces you to common insulators and conductors and provides an in-depth look at the relationship between electric power and current. You'll watch video lessons on Ohm's Law and Kirchoff's Rules and learn about different types of circuits. When you've watched the lessons in this chapter, you'll be familiar with:

• Qualities that make a good conductor
• Types of electric current
• Variables that affect electrical resistance
• Impedance in alternating current circuits
• Applications for Kirchoff's Rules

Video Objectives
Insulators and Conductors: Examples, Definitions & Qualities Describe the qualities that make a material a good conductor or insulator of electricity and heat. List examples of common conductors and insulators.
What is Electric Current? - Definition, Unit & Types Explain how current is the movement of electrons in a conductor. Examine the ampere as a unit of current and take a look at direct and alternating current.
Electrical Resistance: Definition, Unit & Variables Understand the concept of resistance and the variables that affect it. Learn about the ohm as a unit of resistance.
Ohm's Law: Definition & Relationship Between Voltage, Current & Resistance Use Ohm's Law to explain how voltage, current and resistance are related.
What is Electric Power? Describe electrical power and how it relates to voltage, current, and resistance. Introduce the watt as a unit of power.
Applying Kirchhoff's Rules: Examples and Problems Understand Kirchoff's Rules and apply them to different situations.
Resistor-Capacitor (RC) Circuits: Definition and Explanation Examine the characteristics of Resistor-Capacitor circuits.
Impedance in Alternating Current Circuits Assess the concept of impedance in alternating current circuits. Discuss the reactance of capacitors and inductors and explain how resistors in AC circuits work.
R-L-C Series Circuits Describe current, voltage and impedance of the RLC series circuit with alternating current.
Alternating Current Power Demonstrate how power is calculated for alternating current circuits.

10 Lessons in Chapter 13: Circuits in Physics
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