• Unit 2: Electrostatics

    Now, let's turn to the study of electricity and magnetism, two different aspects of electromagnetism. We start by looking at electrostatics: the rules that govern the behavior of static charges. Thales of Miletus (c. 624–548 bc), the Greek mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher, carried out the first experiments on electrical phenomena when he observed that you can generate a static charge when you rub amber with wool.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 20 hours.

    • 2.1: Introduction to Electricity

    • 2.2: Electric Field and Gauss' Law

    • 2.3: Electric Potential and Electric Potential Energy

    • 2.4: Capacitors and Capacitance – Storage of Electric Energy

    • Unit 2 Assessment