You get to learn about electromagnetic induction and its applications. Experiment with induced fields and use your new knowledge to design a winning electric race car.
After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:
When a charged particle begins to accelerate, what happens to its electrical and magnetic fields?
~ When a charged particle begins to accelerate, its electrical field changes and this creates a changing magnetic field perpendicular to the electric field. This changing magnetic field, in turn, produces a changing electric field, and so on.
What is an electromagnetic wave?
~ An electromagnetic wave is a combination of the perpendicularly propagating electrical and magnetic fields generated as a result of the acceleration of a charged particle.
What are some examples of household appliances that use electromagnetic waves?
~ Some examples of household appliances that use electromagnetic waves include microwave ovens, televisions, and cell phones.
|Approximate Time||2 Minutes|
|Pre-requisite Concepts||Students should have a general understanding of the terms acceleration, charged particle, and electric field.|
|Type of Tutorial||Animation|
|Key Vocabulary||acceleration, charged particle, electric field|