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Electric power

Resources, Classroom Activities, Assessment Ideas, IT Applications

Resources

Text Resources

  • VCE Physics: Electric Power, 1994, 2nd edn, National Electricity.

Audiovisual Resources

It is recommended that teachers should view any video before purchase.

  • Marcom Projects: Electrical Principles , Electricity Distribution, Electromagnetic Induction, Electromagnetism 1, 2, Magnets & Electricity, Electrical Components 3

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Classroom Activities

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Forces on Charges

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Describes the magnetic force on moving charges and goes on to look at the effect of the Earth's magnetic field on charges from the Sun and at the Hall effect, which gives us insight into the nature of electric currents as well as many practical applications.

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Maxwell's Equations

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Describes Maxwell's equations and Electromagnetic Waves. The material is beyond the curriculum, but would be of interest to students looking for a little extra in this area.

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Magnetic Puzzle

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From John Joosten. When you roll a NIB magnet down an Aluminium sheet it curves to one side. The curving appears to depend on the orientation of the sheet in the Earth's magnetic field. How can it be explained. Share you ideas in the Physics "Forum".

Microsoft Word

Magnetic Puzzle Explanation

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When you roll a NIB magnet down an Aluminium sheet it curves to one side. The curving appears to depend on the orientation of the sheet in the Earth's magnetic field. An explanation.

Microsoft Word

Magnetic Puzzle Application

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When you roll a NIB magnet down an Aluminium sheet it curves to one side. The curving appears to depend on the orientation of the sheet in the Earth's magnetic field. An application: a NIB homopolar electric motor

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Assessment Ideas

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An Assessment Task

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From the previous course on a generating system.

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IT Applications

Useful Websites

Applets

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