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Electric Flow & Potential - Chapter Summary
This self-paced study guide chapter provides an overview of electric flow and potential concepts. Through a series of short and informative video lessons, you'll review the formula for electric potential energy, as well as the basics of diodes, semiconductors, transistors and electric potential difference. When you're finished working through the chapter, you should be able to:
- Describe the properties of transistors, semiconductors and diodes
- Define the electric potential energy formula
- Calculate electric potential difference
When you're finished with a lesson, take the accompanying self-assessment quiz to check your understanding of important terms and concepts. You can use any computer or mobile device to study, but if you want to review the lesson offline, you can print the included lesson transcripts. The chapter can be accessed at any time, and our instructors are happy to answer any questions you may have.
1. Properties of Transistors, Diodes & Semiconductors
When operating with an electronic system, it's important to understand how to control the flow of electricity. In this lesson, we'll look at two semiconductors, transistors and diodes, and see how they help us manage an electrical current.
2. Electric Potential Energy: Definition & Formula
After watching this video, you will be able to explain what electric potential energy is and use an equation to solve electric potential energy problems involving point charges. A short quiz will follow.
3. Finding the Electric Potential Difference Between Two Points
After watching this video, you will be able to explain what electric potential difference is and calculate the electric potential difference between two points in a uniform electric field. A short quiz will follow.
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