Ch 57: TExES Physics/Math 7-12: Potential & Capacitance

About This Chapter

In preparation for the TExES Physics/Mathematics 7-12 test, watch the lesson videos of this chapter to review what you know about electric potential. Fortify your understanding of electric fields, capacitance and Ohm's law.

TExES Physics/Math 7-12: Potential & Capacitance - Chapter Summary

As you study for the TExES Physics/Mathematics 7-12 exam, watch the lesson videos in this chapter to master material on electrical potential and capacitance. Each lesson video is taught by expert instructors who are available to answer any questions you develop during the duration of this chapter so that you can be prepared to answer questions on:

  • Movement of charge and electric fields
  • Energy conversion and voltage sources
  • Electric potential
  • Fixed and variable capacitance
  • Capacitors
  • Ohm's law
  • The potential of a sphere and the potential of a cylinder in physics

In addition to these lesson videos, this chapter also includes lesson worksheets and quizzes to help you fortify your understanding of the material presented. Testing your knowledge with the lesson quizzes will also help you find the topics you have not mastered. Once you have found these topics use video tags to return to the key areas of the lesson videos and reinforce your understanding of them, or read over the written lesson transcripts.

10 Lessons in Chapter 57: TExES Physics/Math 7-12: Potential & Capacitance
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Electric Field & the Movement of Charge

1. Electric Field & the Movement of Charge

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what an electric field is, draw electric field lines and vectors for charged particles, and complete calculations involving electric fields. A short quiz will follow.

Voltage Sources: Energy Conversion and Examples

2. Voltage Sources: Energy Conversion and Examples

We use them every day, but no one really gives them much thought. What are we talking about? Why, voltage sources, of course! Batteries and generators are two of the most common sources of voltage that power our daily lives. We'll look at them in detail to see how they work.

What Is Electric Potential? - Definition & Formula

3. What Is Electric Potential? - Definition & Formula

In this lesson, discover what electric potential is and how we measure it. Learn about the scientist Alessandro Volta and why his work led us to name a unit of measurement after him.

Electric Potential: Charge Collections and Volt Unit

4. Electric Potential: Charge Collections and Volt Unit

In this lesson, we'll find out that electric charges can be rather lazy until something motivates them to get work done. Find out what gives electric charges the potential to do work and how we measure that potential with something called voltage.

Capacitance: Units & Formula

5. Capacitance: Units & Formula

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what a capacitor is, define capacitance, and solve simple problems using capacitance equations. A short quiz will follow.

Fixed & Variable Capacitors: Parts & Types

6. Fixed & Variable Capacitors: Parts & Types

Capacitors are devices that store electrical energy. In this lesson, we will explore the various types of capacitors, how they work, and how to calculate equivalent capacitance.

Capacitors: Construction, Charging & Discharging

7. Capacitors: Construction, Charging & Discharging

Electrical circuits have several components, each of which must be understood for the system to work. We're going to check out capacitors in this lesson and see how they can be used to control an electric current.

Ohm's Law: Definition & Relationship Between Voltage, Current & Resistance

8. Ohm's Law: Definition & Relationship Between Voltage, Current & Resistance

Did you know that electrical current is affected by the voltage and resistance in a circuit? In this lesson, we'll use Ohm's law, which tells us how current, voltage, and resistance are related, as we work through several electric circuit examples.

The Potential of a Sphere

9. The Potential of a Sphere

After watching this lesson, you will be able to explain what electric potential is, state and use the equation for the potential of a sphere, and plot a graph of electric potential with radius. A short quiz will follow.

The Potential of a Cylinder

10. The Potential of a Cylinder

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what electric potential is and solve problems using an expression for the electric potential of a cylinder. In AP Physics C, you should be able to derive the expression. A short quiz will follow.

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