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The term electricity is the slang term for the theory of electricity . It is also a collective term for the entire electrical installation of an object that provides electrical functions based on electrodynamics and electrostatics , such as: B. the object house (house electrics) or the object car (car electrics). These are, for example, components for the provision of (electrical) energy, such as generators or electric motors . This distinguishes itself from electrics from electronics , which deal with electrical functions implemented in electronic components (e.g. microcontrollers ).


  • Hans Schulz, Otto Basler: German foreign dictionary . Walter de Gruyter, 2004, ISBN 978-3-11-018021-3 , p. 67 (brief description of the use of the term).
  • Thomas Esch, Wolfgang Appel, Ulrich Dahlhaus, Hermann Brähler, Stefan Breuer, Erich Hoepke, Wolfgang Appel, Hermann Brähler, Stefan Breuer, Ulrich Dahlhaus, Thomas Esch, Erich Hoepke: Commercial vehicle technology: basics, systems, components . Vieweg + Teubner Verlag, 2010, ISBN 978-3-8348-0995-7 , p. 457 .

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