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ERIC Number: EJ1217197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1309-7202
Electromagnetic Induction: An Alternative for Teaching and Understanding
Härtel, Hermann
European Journal of Physics Education, v9 n2 p1-13 2018
The classical physics treatment of "Electromagnetic Induction" is based on Faraday's Law and Lorentz Force. This paper presents an alternative approach, based on Wilhelm Weber´s Fundamental Force Law of Electrodynamics. It covers mutual induction, self-induction, parallel and anti-parallel currents, and currents in the same and opposite direction. The two approaches lead to the same quantitative results, but the conceptual difficulties are quite different. These problems are discussed in this paper, together with some consequences for teaching and classroom activities.
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Language: English
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