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Category Archives: Unit 3
The General Theory of Relativity tells us gravity is not a force, gravitational fields don’t exist. Objects tend to move on straight paths through curved spacetime.
Teaching electricity and magnetism is complicated by the challenge that the magnetic forces are perpendicular to the motion of the particles and currents. This requires a three-dimensional perspective which can introduce a variable of a “wrong” direction. To prevent errors, … Continue reading
https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/charges-and-fields/latest/charges-and-fields_en.html This great learning object from PhET is great tool for discussion in the Physics classroom, as well as a powerful simulation of actual values. Here are three interesting screen shots that can be used as basis for discussions. This … Continue reading
SciShow Space takes you into Low Earth Orbit to explain how artificial satellites get up there and stay there — at least for a while.
Arrange positive and negative charges in space and view the resulting electric field and electrostatic potential. Plot equipotential lines and discover their relationship to the electric field. Create models of dipoles, capacitors, and more! (Choose the fullscreen option down the … Continue reading