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Ch 16: Holt McDougal Physics Chapter 16: Electric Forces and Fields

About This Chapter

The Electric Forces and Fields chapter of this Holt McDougal Physics Companion Course helps students learn the essential physics lessons of electric fields and forces. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Electric Forces and Fields textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt McDougal Electric Forces and Fields chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the electric forces and fields topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • The definitions of force and electric charge
  • The types of conductors and insulators
  • The meaning of Coulomb's Law
  • How Coulomb's Law and electric fields are connected
  • The importance of spacing and arrow direction in electric field diagrams

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5 Lessons in Chapter 16: Holt McDougal Physics Chapter 16: Electric Forces and Fields
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Electric Charge and Force: Definition, Repulsion & Attraction

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

Have you ever wondered what electricity is and where it comes from? Have you ever been zapped by static electricity and wondered how it got there? We'll answer all of these questions in this lesson on electric charge and force!

Insulators and Conductors: Examples, Definitions & Qualities

2. Insulators and Conductors: Examples, Definitions & Qualities

In this lesson, we'll explore the reasons that some materials conduct electrical energy with ease while others block it almost completely. We'll also talk about the property of conductivity and some everyday examples of insulators and conductors.

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

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

In the 18th century, Charles Coulomb uncovered the secrets of electrostatic force between charged particles. The results of his experiments led to what is now known as Coulomb's Law, which tells us how force, charge, and distance are all related.

Strength of an Electric Field & Coulomb's Law

4. Strength of an Electric Field & Coulomb's Law

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what an electric field is, distinguish between scalar and vector fields and use two electric field equations to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.

Electric Force Fields and the Significance of Arrow Direction & Spacing

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

Did you know that force fields don't just exist in science fiction movies? In this lesson, we'll explore the electric force fields that surround charged particles and how we can draw diagrams that represent them.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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