• Unit 5: Electromagnetic Induction

    We have learned that stationary electric charges produce an electric field, and that moving electric charges (electric current) produce a magnetic field. In this unit, we discover that the reverse is also true: changing magnetic fields can produce an electric field, or induce an electric current. This describes the phenomenon of electromagnetic induction, a basic principle that drives electric power generators and transformers.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 13 hours.

    • 5.1: Faraday's Law

    • 5.2: Inductance

    • 5.3: RC, RL and RCL Circuits

    • 5.4: Electromagnetic Generators and Motors

    • Unit 5 Assessment