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Charged Particles, Conductors and Electric and Magnetic Fields
Inquiry question: What happens to stationary and moving charged particles when they interact with an electric or magnetic field?
Students:
 investigate and quantitatively derive and analyse the interaction between charged particles and uniform electric fields, including: (ACSPF083)
 electric field between parallel charged plates
 acceleration of charged particles by the electric field
 work done on the charge
 model qualitatively and quantitatively the trajectories of charged particles in electric fields and compare them with the trajectories of projectiles in a gravitational field
 analyse the interaction between charged particles and uniform magnetic fields, including: (ACSPH083)
 acceleration, perpendicular to the field, of charged particle
 the force on the charge
 compare the interaction of charged particles moving in magnetic fields to:
 the interaction of charged particles with electric fields
 other examples of uniform circular motion (ACSPH108)
Resource – Charged Particles in Electric Fields 1 – 2 pages
The Motor Effect
Inquiry Question: Under what circumstances is a force produced on a currentcarrying conductor in a magnetic field?
Students:
 investigate qualitatively and quantitatively the interaction between a currentcarrying conductor and a uniform magnetic field
 to establish: (ACSPH080, ACSPH081)

 conditions under which the maximum force is produced
 the relationship between the directions of the force, magnetic field strength and current
 conditions under which no force is produced on the conductor

 conduct a quantitative investigation to demonstrate the interaction between two parallel currentcarrying wires
 analyse the interaction between two parallel currentcarrying wires and determine the relationship between the International System of Units (SI) definition of an ampere and Newton’s Third Law of Motion (ACSPH081, ACSPH106)
Resource – Charged Particles in Electric Fields 2 – 2 pages
Electromagnetic Induction
Inquiry question: How are electric and magnetic fields related?
Students:
 describe how magnetic flux can change, with reference to the relationship
 (ACSPH083, ACSPH107, ACSPH109)
 analyse qualitatively and quantitatively, with reference to energy transfers and transformations, examples of Faraday’s Law and Lenz’s Law , including but not limited to: (ACSPH081, ACSPH110)
 the generation of an electromotive force (emf) and evidence for Lenz’s Law produced by the relative movement between a magnet, straight conductors, metal plates and solenoids
 the generation of an emf produced by the relative movement or changes in current in one solenoid in the vicinity of another solenoid
 analyse quantitatively the operation of the ideal transformers through the application of: (ACSPH110)
 evaluate qualitatively the limitations of the ideal transformer model and the strategies used to improve transformer efficiency, including but not limited to:
 incomplete flux linkage
 resistive heat production and eddy currents
 analyse applications of stepup and stepdown transformers, including but not limited to:
 the distribution of energy using highvoltage transmission lines
Resource – Electromagnetic Induction – 2 pages
Applications of the Motor Effect
Inquiry questions: How has knowledge about the Motor Effect been applied to technological advances?
Students:
 investigate the operation of a simple DC motor to analyse:
 the functions of its components
 production of a torque
 effects of back emf (ACSPH108)
 analyse the operation of simple DC and AC generators and AC induction motors (ACSPH110)
 relate Lenz’s Law to the law of conservation of energy and apply the law of conservation of energy to:
 DC motors and
 magnetic braking