Ch 19: Electrostatics & Magnetism for the MCAT: Help and Review

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The electrostatics and magnetism chapter of this MCAT Help and Review course is the simplest way to master electrostatics and magnetism. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of electrostatics and magnetism.

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  • Have fallen behind in understanding the relationship between electric charges and magnetic force
  • Need an efficient way to learn about electrostatics and magnetism
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  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the electrostatics and magnetism chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
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Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answer to questions including:

  • What are some everyday examples of insulators and conductors?
  • What are electric charge and force?
  • How can I represent electric force fields in diagram form?
  • How is electric potential measured?
  • What is Coulomb's law?
  • Can absolute potential be measured?
  • What are equipotential lines?
  • What is Gauss's law?
  • What is the root of magnetism?

11 Lessons in Chapter 19: Electrostatics & Magnetism for the MCAT: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Insulators and Conductors: Examples, Definitions & Qualities

1. Insulators and Conductors: Examples, Definitions & Qualities

Not all atoms and materials conduct electricity the same way. Define conductivity, learn about insulators and conductors, and understand that good electrical conductors also act as good heat conductors.

Electric Charge and Force: Definition, Repulsion & Attraction

2. Electric Charge and Force: Definition, Repulsion & Attraction

Electricity is created by the electric charge that electrons and protons possess. Explore atoms and electric charge, ions, conservation of charge, forces between charged particles, and static electricity.

Electric Force Fields and the Significance of Arrow Direction & Spacing

3. Electric Force Fields and the Significance of Arrow Direction & Spacing

Electric force fields exist not only in science fiction movies, but also in everyday life, at the atomic level. In this lesson, dive into electric force and what exactly is significant about arrow direction and spacing in electric field diagrams.

Electric Potential: Charge Collections and Volt Unit

4. Electric Potential: Charge Collections and Volt Unit

Charge collections, or groups of charged particles, determine electric potential. Learn about charge collections, volt units, the effect of charge density, and how voltage is created and measured.

Coulomb's Law: Variables Affecting the Force Between Two Charged Particles

5. Coulomb's Law: Variables Affecting the Force Between Two Charged Particles

In the 18th century, Charles Coulomb uncovered the secrets of electrostatic force between two charged particles, including the effect of particle charge and the combined effects of charge and distance. In this lesson, dive into the definition of a coulomb as a unit of charge and the variables that affect the force between two charged particles.

What is a Magnetic Field?

6. What is a Magnetic Field?

A magnetic field is created when magnets are in the same space as one another, creating a force. Learn more about a magnetic field, how to detect it with a compass, and ferromagnetic Materials.

Magnetic Force: Definition, Poles & Dipoles

7. Magnetic Force: Definition, Poles & Dipoles

A magnetic force is produced when electrons are moving and many become magnets themselves. Discover more about magnetic forces, the root of magnetism, and monopoles and dipoles.

How Magnetic Fields Are Created

8. How Magnetic Fields Are Created

Magnetic fields are generated when charged particles move around. Explore more about magnetic fields, their source, current carrying conductors, and electromagnets and how they act.

How Magnetic Forces Affect Moving Charges

9. How Magnetic Forces Affect Moving Charges

A charged particle that moves through a magnetic field will be exposed to and affected by a particular force. Discover more about the effects of force on a moving charge, why relative motion is important, and the direction and strength of force.

Finding the Electric Potential Difference Between Two Points

10. Finding the Electric Potential Difference Between Two Points

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what electric potential difference is and calculate the electric potential difference between two points in a uniform electric field. A short quiz will follow.

Gauss' Law: Definition & Examples

11. Gauss' Law: Definition & Examples

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what Gauss' Law is, derive Gauss' Law for a sphere and cylinder, and use it to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.

Chapter Practice Exam
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