Kit Experiments in Electricity and Magnetism

The Course

The electromagnetic force unifying electrical and magnetic forces, is one of the four fundamental forces. With gravitation, it is one of the two manifesting at a macroscopic level. A course on electricity and magnetism finds a place after an introduction to Newtonian mechanics. This course starts with techniques for computing electric and magnetic fields due to different charge and current distributions and leads up to the formulation of the Maxwell’s equations. It is crucial to ensure that the laboratory experience is not overlooked even when access to laboratory is limited. The regular classroom experiments were modified, ensuring that the spirit of each experiment is retained but using easily accessible material along with few specific materials sent as a Kit to each student.

The Kit

The kit included:

  1. Battery
  2. Battery holder
  3. Wires
  4. Magnets
  5. Wires
  6. Resistors
  7. Glass slides
  8. Vial with Potassium permanganate crystals
  9. Filter paper
  10. Multimeter

Measuring Magnetic field strength

The Handout

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Sample student Report

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Migration of Ions

Migration of Ion — Download

Sample Student Report

Sample Student Report — Download