Introduction to electricity

  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim
Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series (MMS)


After reading this chapter you should
  • know that an electric current is a flow of charges in conductors

  • know that a cell or battery can drive a current in a loop of conductors called a circuit

  • know the units of charge and current

  • explain the sizes of currents when conductors are connected in series or parallel

  • know that the driving force of a cell (its e.m.f.) is measured in volts

  • know how ammeters and voltmeters are connected in circuits

  • understand that volts are joules of energy transferred per coulomb of charge

  • know the symbols used in circuit diagrams.


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© M. J. Harrison, F. R. McKim 1999

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  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim

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