PreAP: Unit 8: Electrostatics

Unit Schedule:

  • Online HW due TBD
  • January 20 & 21
    • PhysicsQuest: Electrostatic Demos
  • January 22 & 25
    • Electrostatics Notes (Coulomb’s Law)
    • #1-5, 12-15
  • January 26 & 27
    • Equilibrium, Electric Fields
    • #6-11
  • January 28 & 29
    • #16-24 even, due by end of class
  • February 1 & 2
    • Test

Lectures:

Homework:

Helpful Information:

Electrostatics from physicsclassroom.com

  • Lesson 1: Basic Terminology and Concepts
  1. The Structure of Matter
  2. Neutral vs. Charged Objects
  3. Charge Interactions
  4. Conductors and Insulators
  5. Polarization
  • Lesson 2: Methods of Charging
  1. Charging by Friction
  2. Charging by Induction
  3. Charging by Conduction
  4. Grounding – the Removal of a Charge
  • Lesson 3: Electric Force
  1. Charge Interactions Revisited
  2. Coulomb’s Law
  3. Inverse Square Law
  4. Newton’s Laws and the Electrical Force
  • Lesson 4: Electric Fields
  1. Action-at-a-Distance
  2. Electric Field Intensity
  3. Electric Field Lines
  4. Electric Fields and Conductors
  5. Lightning

Instructional Videos from Georgia Public Broadcasting:

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