Definitions

 

Term

Definition

 

Cell

 

Source which converts chemical energy to electrical

 

Generator

 

Source which converts kinetic energy to electrical

 

Emf

 

Energy per coulomb transferred to electrical energy

 

Terminal Voltage

 

Energy per coulomb converted from electrical energy to other forms by the circuit.

 

Open circuit

 

Circuit in which zero current is drawn

 

Internal resistance

 

Resistance arising from the make up of the cell due to which a fraction of the electrical energy is lost as heat.