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Basic Circuit Elements

What is an Electric Circuit?

An Electric Circuit is a closed path for transmitting an electric current through the medium of electrical and magnetic fields. The flow of electrons across the loop constitutes the electric current. Electrons enter the circuit through the 'Source' which can be a battery or a generator. The source provides energy to the electrons, by setting up an electrical field which provides the electromotive force.
Active and Passive circuit elements.
Fig.no.1: Active and Passive circuit elements.
These are the most common components of electric circuit:
  • Resistors.
  • Capacitors.
  • LEDs.
  • Transistors.
  • Inductors.
  • Integrated Circuits.