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Amperage- this is a term sometimes used in science that means the same as current. This term is used because the electrical current is measured in Amperes (Amps). By definition; one Ampere= The current that current that will cause silver to be deposited at the rate of 0.001118 grams per second when passed through a solution of silver mitrate.

Charge- the electrical charge of an object is a measure of how much electricity is present. It is similar to the mass of an object space when you are dealing with gravity. Unlike the mass, the charge can be either positive or negative.

Conductor- a conductor is a material that lets electricity move through it.

Current- the electrical current is simply a measure of how much electricity passes a given point, in a small amount of time. It is closely related to the current of a stream or river, which measures how much water passes a given point is a small time. Electrical current is measured in Amps.

Electric field- the area around an electrified object where other charges are affected. Similar to gravitational field near a planet except that it can also push away. The term is also used to describe how the field will change other charges (which way and how much it will accelerate them).

Frequency- for an alternating current, the frequency is the number of times that the current passes through a full cycle per second. It is measured by Hertz (cycles per second).