About This Chapter
Who's it for?
This unit of our AP Physics C Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about magnetic force. There is no faster or easier way to learn about magnetism. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, electric motors and magnetism laws.
- Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
- Homeschool parents who need a physics curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
- Gifted students and students with learning differences.
How it works:
- Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
- Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
- Short quizzes and a magnetism unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.
AP Physics C - Magnetism Unit Objectives:
- Understand the concept of magnetic force.
- Define magnetic field and learn how one is created.
- Explore how magnetic forces affect moving charged particles.
- Identify variables that affect electromagnetic induction.
- Discover how a conductor's current can cause voltage in another conductor.
- Learn about the energy conversions in motors and generators.
- Understand Faraday's law of electromagnetic induction.
- Review the concepts of the Biot-Savart Law.
- Define Ampere's Law and provide examples of its application in physics.
- Apply Maxwell's equations to situations in physics.
1. Magnetic Force: Definition, Poles & Dipoles
You're probably familiar with magnets, but have you ever stopped to consider how they work? In this lesson, we'll look at the root of magnetism and some of the fundamental properties of magnets.
2. What is a Magnetic Field?
Magnetic fields fill the space around all magnets, but they're impossible to detect with our own senses. We'll use a common tool to map out a magnetic field and then discuss ferromagnetic materials to see how a magnetic field can be used to create new magnets.
3. How Magnetic Fields Are Created
Have you ever wondered how magnetic fields are created? In this lesson, we'll discuss the very simple answer to this question and look at how electric current can be used to make electromagnets, which have many everyday applications.
4. How Magnetic Forces Affect Moving Charges
A magnetic field exerts a force on a moving charged particle in ways that you might not expect. In this lesson, we're going to look at the direction of this force and the factors that affect its strength.
5. Electromagnetic Induction: Definition & Variables that Affect Induction
We use electromagnetic induction every day, but do you have any idea what it is? In this lesson, we'll discuss this everyday phenomenon, the factors that affect its strength and its most common applications.
6. Electromagnetic Induction: Conductor to Conductor & Transformers
Every day, we make use of a special case of electromagnetic induction known as mutual induction. In this lesson, we'll talk about this special phenomenon and how it is used in many common devices.
7. Electric Motors & Generators: Converting Between Electrical and Mechanical Energy
Both generators and electric motors are common devices in everyday life, but how do they work and what is the difference between them? In this lesson, we'll explore both of them, which may produce different results but are actually more similar than they may seem.
8. Faraday's Law of Electromagnetic Induction: Equation and Application
Electromagnetic induction allows us to induce voltage with the movement of a magnetic field. Credited to Michael Faraday, this discovery was not only groundbreaking at the time, but it has since led to many applications in everyday life.
9. The Biot-Savart Law: Definition & Examples
After watching this lesson you will be able to explain what the Biot-Savart Law is, and use the simplified version to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.
10. Ampere's Law: Definition & Examples
After watching this video, you will be able to explain what Ampere's Law is, and use Ampere's Law for a long, straight, current-carrying wire to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.
11. Maxwell's Equations: Definition & Application
After watching this video, you will be able to explain what Maxwell's equations are, the basic principles behind each one, and what benefits they have led to in society. A short quiz will follow.
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Other chapters within the AP Physics C: Homeschool Curriculum course
- AP Physics C - Kinematics: Homeschool Curriculum
- AP Physics C - Newton's Laws: Homeschool Curriculum
- AP Physics C - Work, Energy, & Power: Homeschool Curriculum
- AP Physics C - Linear Momentum: Homeschool Curriculum
- AP Physics C - Electrical Forces and Fields: Homeschool Curriculum
- AP Physics C - Potential and Capacitance: Homeschool Curriculum
- AP Physics C - Direct Current Circuits: Homeschool Curriculum