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Physics Chap 16-22 by Mind Map: Physics
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Physics Chap 16-22

Static electricity

can be produced by:

charging, by rubbing and induction

is used in:

printing processes, photocopiers, laser printers, spray painting

beware of:

potential hazards:, sparks, fires

consists of:

positive and negative charges:, forming electric fields

obey laws of electrostatics, like charges repel, unlike charges attract.

Current of electricity

is driven by

electromotive force, emf, effective emf of cells in series equal to sum of emfs for individual cells

potential difference, V, is related to V=IR, ohm's law, V/I=constant

flows as current, I

direction of conventional current is opposite to the direction of flows of electrons

is charge/time

is related to:

D.C circuits

applies to:

potential divider using, input transducer, e.g., thermister, LDR

may be:

parrallel circuit, a) current from the source is the sum of the current from the separate branches, b) potential differences across separate parallel branches are the same

series circuit, a) current at every point is the same, b) potential difference across the whole circuit is the sum of potential differences across each component

Practical electricity

is concerned with formulae like:

power, P=VI

energy, E= VIT

energy unit, kWh

requires safety features

using switches, fuses, circuit breakers, earth wireand double insulation.

has hazards caused by

damaged insulation, overheating of cables, damp conditions

has heating effects determined by



law of magnetism:

like poles repel, unlike poles attract.

depends on properties of magnet

not found in non magnetic materials

found in magnetic materials, may be permanent or temporary magnet, are used in circuit breakers and magnetic relays, have magnetic field, undergo magnetisation or demagnetisation

may be induced magnetism



electric bell and circuit breaker

is shown by:

magnetic field due to current in straight wires, flat coil and solenoid

is also shown byforce on a current-carrying wire in a magnetic field.

direction is determined by fleming's left hand rule

results in turning effect on a current carrying coil., is used in electric motor, is increased by:, .increasing number of turns in coil, . increasing the current, .using an iron core