# Ch 34: Understanding Electricity

Use these informative electricity lessons to supplement your knowledge or study for an upcoming exam. The chapter is available online at any time and it includes several self-assessment quizzes to help you practice answering questions about electricity.

## Understanding Electricity - Chapter Summary

These bite-sized science lessons offer a quick and easy method for studying the fundamentals of electricity. Each lesson contains concise definitions and illustrative examples to help you review electricity concepts such as electric charge, dipole movements, electric potential, electric circuits and more. The chapter also examines several laws and formulas related to electricity, including Coulomb's law, Gauss' law and Ohm's law. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

• Identify examples of insulators and conductors
• Recognize electric fields and understand how they charge particles
• Determine the polarity of a molecule and understand how its related to dipole movements
• Measure electric potential using a formula and calculate electric potential between two points in an electric field
• Understand how capacitors are created
• Define an electrical current and know what causes it
• Analyze electrical resistance using common appliances
• Outline the fundamentals and types of electric circuits

The chapter comes with self-assessment quizzes that follow each lesson so you can reinforce your understanding of the material. If you need to re-review a particular topic, you can quickly navigate to it on your course Dashboard. You can also ask our expert instructors if you need any help clarifying an electricity concept or definition. These resources can be be accessed on virtually any Internet-connected device and studied whenever you have free time.

15 Lessons in Chapter 34: Understanding Electricity
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