Tuesday, April 26, 2011

MIT Freshman EM... Magnetism ... Studying for Quals

In getting ready for quals next January, I found out that MIT provides several of their courses online. I watched the freshman physics lecture on magnetism today and it's awesome! There are demos of the forces created on wires by magnetic fields, (car batteries are apparently the key to getting this demo right), as well as simple electric motor demos. There are also several everyday applications that make the Lorentz force equation immediately applicable. The video is embedded after the notes.


Force on a wire due to a B field

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