When the ends of a cell are joined with a connecting wire to a bulb, the bulb glows, that current is flowing through the circuit. The closed path in which the current flows is called an electric circuit.
There are two types of the electric circuit:
(1.) Open electric circuit
(2.) Closed electric circuit
- Open electric circuit: The circuit in which electrical contact at any point is broken is called an open electric circuit.
- closed electric circuit: The circuit in which electric current flows from one terminal of a cell or battery to the other is called a closed circuit.
Diagram of Electric Circuit