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NYSTCE Physics: Electrical Forces & Fields - Chapter Summary
In these lesson videos, our professional instructors will discuss the elements that effect electric forces and electric force fields as well as the laws that describe them. The information in this chapter can prepare you to answer questions on the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) Physics Content Specialty Test (CST) that focus on:
- Electric charges
- Electrical forces and fields
- Coulomb's Law
- Insulators and conductors
- Gauss's Law
Fortify your knowledge of the material by completing the lesson worksheets and quizzes included in this chapter. Using these tools, you can strengthen your knowledge of the above concepts until you feel confident in your ability to answer test questions. Video tags can take you quickly to specific points in the lessons, and you can use an interactive feature when asking questions of the experts.
NYSTCE Physics: Electrical Forces & Fields Objectives
The state of New York uses the NYSTCE Physics CST to certify its physics teachers. This computer-based certification exam features 90 multiple-choice questions and one constructed-response item. There is a time limit of four hours and 15 minutes for all examinees. Around 16% of the test questions are found in the Electricity and Magnetism section of the exam. The objective of this series of lesson videos, worksheets and quizzes is to prepare you for these questions by helping you improve your knowledge of electric forces and fields.
1. 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.
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.
3. 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.
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