A parallel circuit is an electrical circuit where the current branches out and flows into more than one electrical device and then flows back together again to complete the circuit. The current will still flow through th... More » Science Physics Electricity

There are four variations of quadrilaterals that have two pairs of parallel sides: rhombuses, parallelograms, squares and rectangles. They are each differentiated by their relative side lengths and angles. More » Math Geometry Shapes

Sound is a mechanical wave resulting from the back and forth vibration of the particles of the medium through which the wave is moving. The compressions and rarefactions of sound waves move parallel to the direction of w... More » Science Physics Optics & Waves
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