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AP Physics 2: Electric & Magnetic Properties of a System - Chapter Summary
Get to know the basics of electric and magnetic properties of a system by taking a fun journey through this online chapter. Expert instructors have developed engaging lessons you can access anytime to improve your knowledge of magnetic substances, electrostatic induction, capacitance and more. Choose any number of lessons to review based on your existing and desired knowledge of this subject. Assess your comprehension by taking mini lesson quizzes and a chapter exam. Upon completion, you will be able to:
- Discuss Lenz's law, magnetic flux, motional EMF and current loops
- Explain charge distributions in a system and on insulators and conductors
- Make predictions about the redistribution of charge
- Exhibit knowledge of the resistance of a resistor
- Differentiate between parallel and series circuits
- Make predictions about a resistor's properties and capacitor's properties
- Describe values of currents and potential differences in an electric circuit
1. Magnetic Substances: Types & Examples
Everyone has played with magnets, but not everyone understands how they work. This lesson will explain how magnets work and will take a closer look at how three different types of substances--ferromagnetic, paramagnetic, and diamagnetic--react to magnetic fields.
2. Lenz's Law, Magnetic Flux and Motional EMF
Did you know that you can produce electricity by simply moving a magnet? In this lesson, learn more about electromagnetic induction and how electricity is generated.
3. Magnetic Flux & Current Loops
Magnetic flux is a magnetic field that penetrates a specific area. In this lesson, we will learn how a conductor in the presence of a changing magnetic flux induces an EMF causing current to flow through the conductor generating another magnetic field.
4. Charge Distributions on Insulators & Conductors
Although conductors and insulators can both be charged, the excess charge ends up distributed very differently! In this lesson, learn about how excess charge is distributed on different types of conductors and insulators.
5. Electrostatic Induction: Physics Lab
In this lesson you'll be learning how to conduct an electrostatic induction lab. By the end of the lab you'll have a better understanding of how charges rearrange during electrostatic induction and how this can be applied in physics.
6. Resistance of a Resistor
Crack open your computer, look at its motherboard, and you'll see tons of tiny resistors dotting its surface. In this lesson, you'll learn about these resistors and how you can calculate the resistance of a resistor and more.
7. Capacitance: Units & Formula
After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what a capacitor is, define capacitance, and solve simple problems using capacitance equations. A short quiz will follow.
8. Parallel Circuits: Definition & Concepts
People moving through an airport are similar to electrons moving through a circuit. Parallel circuits are one type of simple circuit, and they get their name from the multiple, parallel paths they provide for electron flow.
9. Series Circuits: Definition & Concepts
When you flip a switch to turn your lights on, you are completing a circuit and providing a pathway for electrons to flow. In this lesson, you'll learn how connecting devices in a series along that circuit affects the current and resistance throughout.
10. Making Predictions About a Resistor's Properties: Physics Lab
In this physics lab, you'll explore how the total resistance of a circuit changes based on the configuration you put the resistors in. You'll see how this change matches the mathematical formulas used to calculate the total resistance of a circuit.
11. Values of Currents & Potential Differences in an Electric Circuit
In this lesson, we will design an electrical circuit including a battery, some resistors, a few switches and a capacitor. Then, we will change the circuit by opening and closing various switches and make predictions of voltages and currents.
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