Magnetic Fields & Electromagnetism

Electricity and Magnets: like peas and carrots

Goal

We will explore how moving charges are a source of magnetic fields, and how those fields can be useful, especially when paired with traditional magnets.

Key Terms


The Hand Rule

Electromagnets can be very useful, but to use one effectively, it is helpful to know which end is north and which end is south. You could just use a compass to figure it out, but what if you don't have access to one? Watch the video below to learn how.
Electromagnets Left or Right Hand Rules for Coils Physics Lesson