The Atom — WSU

The Atom — WSU - The Atom - WSU

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The Atom Each element is in the form of an atom. An atom is comprised of three main particles. In the nucleus of the atom there are typically neutrons and protons. The nucleus is the center of the atom and is represented by the yellow circle in the drawing below. Orbiting the nucleus are the electrons. To effectively understand the fundamental building blocks of automotive electronics, you must know the following electrical properties of an atom's parts. Remember: An electron has a negative electrical charge. A proton has a positive electrical charge A neutron has no electrical charge. Opposite electrical charges are attracted to each other. Like electrical charges are repelled by each other. The attraction and repulsion of these electrically charged particles is much like the attraction and repulsion of a pair of magnets. If you place one magnet's north pole against another magnet's north pole, the magnets repel each other. However, if you place one magnet's south pole against another magnet's north pole, the
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