Lesson 16. Electric Forces and Fields These are the terms and concepts you
should
master
to
the
level
you
have
set
for
yourself:
 Electric Charge
 Electric Conductors and Insulators
 Coulomb's Law
 The Electric Field
 Motion of a Point Charge in a Uniform Electric Field
 Conductors in Electrostatic Equilibrium
 Gauss's Law for Electric Fields
Assignment 1
Take a close look at the terms and concepts listed above. Use the search
box to find definitions and brief explanations. For the first part of this
lesson, a descriptive understanding is more important than a mathematical
one. Think about how you would explain the concept to someone else, and make
sketches and notes in your Learning Journal.
Assignment 2
Master the Concepts from the publisher's companion website.
Study each of the items in the Mastering the Concepts portion of the
companion website. Use the search box to check on any terms that are unclear or
unfamiliar.
Now turn your attention to the equations listed in the Concepts.
Search for the meaning of each term in the equations, and set aside a page or two in your Learning Journal for a
complete summary of the
equations, including the definitions of each term.
Explore the
Physics video playlist from The Kahn Academy for presentations related
to this lesson.
Check your skills with the MultipleChoice Quiz.
Finally, browse these two resources for material relevant to this lesson:
