Potential difference

In this lesson we will learn about potential difference including how to measure it and how to calculate it using the energy transferred and charge flow.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.What is this a definition for: "the flow of charge" ?

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Q2.Which component is used to measure the current in a circuit?

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Q3.What is the unit of measure for current?

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Q4.What symbol is used in equations to represent current?

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Q5.Which charged particle moves around the circuit, allowing the flow of charge?

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Q6.Which of these equations is the correct equation linking charge, current and time?

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Q7.If 450 C flow through a desk lamp in 9 seconds, what is the current?

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Q8.A current of 3 A flows through a resistor. When the circuit is switched on a charge of 24 C flows. How long is the circuit turned on for?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is this a definition for: "the flow of charge" ?

1/8

Q2.Which component is used to measure the current in a circuit?

2/8

Q3.What is the unit of measure for current?

3/8

Q4.What symbol is used in equations to represent current?

4/8

Q5.Which charged particle moves around the circuit, allowing the flow of charge?

5/8

Q6.Which of these equations is the correct equation linking charge, current and time?

6/8

Q7.If 450 C flow through a desk lamp in 9 seconds, what is the current?

7/8

Q8.A current of 3 A flows through a resistor. When the circuit is switched on a charge of 24 C flows. How long is the circuit turned on for?

8/8

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Quiz:

Potential Difference

This quiz will test your knowledge from this lesson and your prior learning.

Q1.What is the unit of measure of potential difference?

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Q2.Which of these definitions best describes potential difference?

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Q3.Which of these statements best describes the size of an electrical current?

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Q4.Which of these descriptions best describes how to measure the potential difference across a resistor?

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Q5.If a charge of 25 C flows through a lamp and delivers 12 J of energy. What is the potential difference across the lamp?

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Q6.A 3 V cell is used to transfer 15 mJ of energy to a resistor. How much charge must flow through the resistor?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Potential Difference

This quiz will test your knowledge from this lesson and your prior learning.

Q1.What is the unit of measure of potential difference?

1/6

Q2.Which of these definitions best describes potential difference?

2/6

Q3.Which of these statements best describes the size of an electrical current?

3/6

Q4.Which of these descriptions best describes how to measure the potential difference across a resistor?

4/6

Q5.If a charge of 25 C flows through a lamp and delivers 12 J of energy. What is the potential difference across the lamp?

5/6

Q6.A 3 V cell is used to transfer 15 mJ of energy to a resistor. How much charge must flow through the resistor?

6/6

Lesson summary: Potential difference

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