Ch 41: Electrostatics & Magnetism for the MCAT: Tutoring Solution

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The Electrostatics & Magnetism chapter of this MCAT Prep Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about electrostatics and magnetism. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the electrostatic and magnetic forces and laws required in a typical MCAT prep course.

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Learning objectives:

  • See some everyday examples of insulators and conductors.
  • Learn about repulsion and attraction.
  • Find out how to draw diagrams that represent force fields.
  • Explore how electric charges gain the potential to do work.
  • Review how force, charge and distance are related.
  • Learn how magnetic fields can be used to create new magnets.
  • Explore fundamental properties of magnets.
  • See how electric current can be used to make electromagnets.
  • Examine how magnetic forces affect moving charges.

11 Lessons in Chapter 41: Electrostatics & Magnetism for the MCAT: Tutoring Solution
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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.

Finding the Electric Potential Difference Between Two Points

6. Finding the Electric Potential Difference Between Two Points

Electric potential difference refers to the difference in the measured energy potential at two distinct points. Learn the distinctions between electric energy potential, electric potential, and the uniform electric field using an example.

Gauss' Law: Definition & Examples

7. Gauss' Law: Definition & Examples

Gauss' Law helps explain electric fields based on electric charge. Become familiar with Gauss' Law, how it relates to electric flux, and use it to solve sample problems involving spheres and cylinders.

What is a Magnetic Field?

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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.

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