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Ch 25: GACE Physics: Electric Circuits

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to prepare for questions on electric circuits on the GACE Physics assessment. Check out engaging video lessons, and take short self-assessment quizzes.

GACE Physics: Electric Circuits - Chapter Summary

If you'd like to brush up on electric circuits before your GACE Physics assessment, then you're in the right place. By refreshing your memory on such subject matter, this chapter's effective resources will have you ready for any questions on the following:

  • Qualities of insulators and conductors
  • Variables of electrical resistance
  • Ohm's law and Kirchhoff's rules
  • Resister-capacitor (RC) circuits

Explore these video lessons from your computer or mobile device. The video tags allow you to easily track down any portions of the lessons that you'd like to reexamine after taking the quizzes.

7 Lessons in Chapter 25: GACE Physics: Electric Circuits
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Insulators and Conductors: Examples, Definitions & Qualities

1. Insulators and Conductors: Examples, Definitions & Qualities

Not all atoms and materials conduct electricity the same way. Define conductivity, learn about insulators and conductors, and understand that good electrical conductors also act as good heat conductors.

What is Electric Current? - Definition, Unit & Types

2. What is Electric Current? - Definition, Unit & Types

Electrical current involves the flow of charged particles, or electrons, and it is an integral part of electricity. In this lesson, we will dive into the definition of current, as well as the unit and types to understand just how electricity moves.

Electrical Resistance: Definition, Unit & Variables

3. Electrical Resistance: Definition, Unit & Variables

Electrical resistance refers to the force that impedes electrons in an electrical current flowing through a conductor. Explore the causes of electrical resistance, the various factors that can affect the resistance of different objects, as well as the practical applications of objects with high resistance.

Ohm's Law: Definition & Relationship Between Voltage, Current & Resistance

4. Ohm's Law: Definition & Relationship Between Voltage, Current & Resistance

Ohm's Law describes the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance. Learn about Ohm's Law and understand this relationship, including its importance. Use the Ohm's Law equation to calculate the values of voltage, current, and resistance.

What is Electric Power?

5. What is Electric Power?

Electric power and its ability to measure energy in watts has become something that technical and non-technical people can understand quite easily. This lesson considers electric power, watts, current, voltage, resistance, and all of these variables' relation to each other.

Applying Kirchhoff's Rules: Examples & Problems

6. Applying Kirchhoff's Rules: Examples & Problems

Gustav Kirchhoff developed two rules to analyze currents and voltage in complex circuits. Learn how to apply Kirchoff's rules, discover how to use the current and voltage rules, and review examples and problems of each.

Resistor-Capacitor (RC) Circuits: Definition & Explanation

7. Resistor-Capacitor (RC) Circuits: Definition & Explanation

A resistor-capacitor (RC) circuit is a type of circuit configuration that is composed of resistive and capacitive elements. Learn more about RC circuits, capacitors, and resistors, explore their combination in a circuit, and understand decay in an RC circuit.

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