Module 6: Electromagnetism

We recommend students learning Module 6: Electromagnetism in the order we have prescribed below.

It is beneficial for students to grasp the concept of DC Motors (section 4) immediately after learning the Motor Effect and Electromagnetic Induction, rather than at the end of the module as outlined in the NSW HSC syllabus.

Charged Particles, Conductors and Magnetic Fields

Inquiry question: What happens to stationary and moving charged particles when they interact with an electric or magnetic field?

The Motor Effect

Inquiry question: Under what circumstances is a force produced on a current-carrying conductor in a magnetic field?

Electromagnetic Induction

Inquiry question: How are electric and magnetic fields related?

Applications of the Motor Effect

Inquiry question: How has knowledge about the Motor Effect been applied to technological advances?