Jump starting a
At the right
is shown the start of a basic diagram of a car's electrical system. The
starter motor is shown, with a switch that turns on when you
turn the key all the way.
- Make a copy of the diagram and draw in the radio and the headlights.
Explain your reasoning for connecting them as you did.
- When you
jump start a car, you connect another car's battery terminals
+ to + and - to -. Explain why, using the ideas
in this course, and include what would happen if you connected
the terminals + to - and - to + .
Problem by D. Hammer
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