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Educate > Solar Power > Glossary Terms

 

Below are a list of terms I collected during this project

Atoms - The smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element, consisting of a nucleus containing combinations of neutrons and protons and one or more electrons bound to the nucleus by electrical attraction; the number of protons determines the identity of the element.

Diode - A device, as a two-element electron tube or a semiconductor, through which current can pass freely in only one direction.

Electricity - The motion of electrons moving through a wire.

Electrons - An elementary particle with a negative charge.

Photons - A subatomic particle that carries the electromagnetic force and is the quantum of electromagnetic radiation. The photon has a rest mass of zero, but has a measurable momentum, exhibits deflection by a gravitational field, and can exert a force. It has no electric charge, has an indefinitely long lifetime, and is its own antiparticle.

 


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Last updated on February 10, 2008

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