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Chapter 5 Study Guide: Electric-Circuit Interactions Electric-circuit interaction : source of electrical energy is connected in a closed path of conductors to an energy receiver Conductors : materials that can be included in a circuit to light bulb Insulators : materials that do not allow bulb to light when included in circuit Parallel circuit : multi-loop Series circuit : single loop Electric-Circuits and Energy Electrical energy is transferred from battery to bulb, causing it to light Decrease in chemical potential energy inside batter and increase in thermal energy inside bulb Battery dies when there is no more chemical potential energy For many systems that warm up, temperature reaches certain maximum value (operating temperature) - Past this, increase in thermal energy results from electrical energy being transferred is balanced by decrease in thermal energy resulting when heat energy is transferred out - When balance is reached, thermal energy no longer changes and temperature of system remains constant EQUILIBRIUM STATE
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course PSC 101 taught by Professor Boone during the Fall '98 term at Cal Poly.

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