Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism

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Spring semester
Elective

This semester-long course begins with an investigation into electric fields and currents. We will investigate circuit components such as resistors and capacitors and assemble various circuits. We’ll learn about logic circuits and build a simple calculator. The interaction of magnets and charged particles is very important to modern technology, and we will spend quite a bit of time in lecture, demonstration, and lab gaining a firm understanding of this critical concept.

Units

Unit Essential Questions Content Skills and Processes Assessment Resources
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

What are fields?
How do magnetism and electricity interact?
How does modern life depend on electromagnetism?
How do simple circuits work?

Magnetic Fields
Electric Fields
Currents
Circuits
Resistors
Capacitors
Inductance
Electromagnetic Inductance
Lenz' Law

Problem solving
Experimentation
Written communication of results and solutions
Circuit assembly

Homework
Lab Reports
Tests

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Extensive Experimentation
Demonstrations