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Ch 16: Physics Lab Experiments: Electricity

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and learn about the different aspects of how electricity is stored and also how electricity moves. The quizzes that follow each lesson can help you gauge your comprehension of the materials.

Physics Lab Experiments: Electricity - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Electrical charges power the world, provided we can store the energy and disperse it as needed. Energy can be transmitted in different ways, including light passing through electrons in metals. Various electric and magnetic fields have different effects on moving charges. An understanding of circuitry is also important for knowing how to move and store energy. When it comes to electricity, this chapter can help you better understand the following:

  • The reaction of moving charges
  • How capacitors work
  • Electrical currents and circuits

Video Objective
Static Electric Field & Moving Charges: Physics Lab Explore how moving charges react to a static electric field.
Electrical Energy Storage of Capacitors: Physics Lab Watch how capacitors build up an electric charge and discharge that energy, and then explain electrical energy storage.
Change in Electric Current: Physics Lab Identify the changes in electric current as it goes through resistors.
Building Series & Parallel Circuits: Physics Lab Construct parallel and series circuits, and then note the differences between these circuit types.
The Effect of a Magnetic Field on Moving Charges: Physics Lab Discover what moving charges do in the presence of a magnetic field.
The Photoelectric Effect: Physics Lab Describe the photoelectric effect, show the relationship between the energy of incident light and wavelengths, and then explain the emission of photoelectrons.

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