Fields: Magnetic Field

Unit 3 Fields: The Magnetic Field

This Area of Study looks at three fields: Gravitational, Electric and Magnetic. Resources for the other fields are available at Gravitational Field and Electric Field.

Course planning

For advice on planning the whole year click here.

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: Electricity & Magnetism & Electromagnetic devices, Electric Motors & Electric Generators, Power Transmission & Power Consumption

Classroom Activities

Possible practical activities include:

  • Practical Physics by Gardiner & White: i) Magnetic field of a current loop, ii) Magnetic field of a solenoid
  • Physics Experiments by McKittrick: i) Magnetic force on moving charges

News Stories

Assessment Ideas

See also links to assessment resources in Electric Field.

Useful Websites

For websites that cover several topics, click here.