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ERIC Number: ED041747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 35
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Electricity and Magnetism 1, Electrostatics.
Phillips, Melba
This monograph was written for the Conference on the New Instructional Materials in Physics, held at the University of Washington in summer, 1965. Designed for college students who are non-physics majors, the approach is phenomenological and macroscopic. There are three sections arranged in order of increasing sophistication. The sections are (1) electric forces and fields, (2) electric energy and potential, and (3) electrical properties of matter. A review of the historical development of the concepts of electric forces and fields introduces the first section. The laws of Coulomb and Gauss, and their applications are discussed. The major concepts of electrostatics are presented in section 2. The monograph concludes with a discussion of the electrical properties of material media. Each section has a number of discussion exercises. The author suggests that demonstrations and laboratory work should accompany the presentation of the monograph material. (LC)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Commission on Coll. Physics, College Park, MD.
Note: Monograph written for the Conference on the New Instructional Materials in Physics (University of Washington, Seattle, 1965)