Ch 4: AP Physics C: Magnetism

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AP Physics C: Magnetism - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

One of the four fundamental interactions in nature, electromagnetism is one of those invisible forces that governs much of the world. In this chapter, you'll learn the basics of magnetic fields and forces and how electricity interacts with them. You'll learn about the scientists who first discovered some of the basic electromagnetic equations. Each video focuses on a specific topic, so you can learn about magnetism one lesson at a time. This chapter is designed to teach you:

• How magnetic forces work
• The interactions of magnetic fields and electric currents
• The fundamental equations of classical electromagnetism
• How electric currents and magnetic forces are used in the real world

LessonObjective
Magnetic Force: Definition, Poles and DipolesLearn what a magnetic force is, including the interaction between magnetic poles.
What Is a Magnetic Field?Take a look at the shape and direction of field lines in a magnetic field, determining strength throughout.
How Magnetic Fields Are CreatedUnderstand that moving charges create magnetic fields and what this means in the real world.
How Magnetic Forces Affect Moving ChargesExplore the effects that magnetic fields have on different particles and how we use this in everyday things.
Electromagnetic Induction: Definition and Variables that Affect InductionDiscover how a magnet can be used to induce a voltage in a conductor.
Electromagnetic Induction: Conductor to Conductor and TransformersLearn how current in one conductor can cause a voltage in another and how transformers work.
Electric Motors and GeneratorsTake a look at the basics of electric motors and generators and how they convert between electrical and mechanical energy.
Faraday's Law of Electromagnetic InductionUnderstand the findings of Michael Faraday in this basic law of electromagnetism.
The Biot-Savart LawExplore this equation that is used to calculate magnetic fields that are created by electric currents.
Ampere's LawDiscover this classic electromagnetism law that describes how electric currents produce magnetic fields in closed loops.
Maxwell's EquationsLearn about the set of equations that constitute the foundation of electromagnetism, as gathered and derived by James Clerk Maxwell.

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