# Electromagnetic Induction

Student Learning Objectives
Lessons / Lecture Notes
Important Equations
Example Problems
Applets and Animations

Student Learning Objectives

• To observe the experimental evidence for electromagnetic induction.
• To understand how the movement of a conductor through a magnetic field leads to a motional emf.
• To understand and use Lenz’s law for induced currents.
• To learn of Faraday’s law as a new law of nature.
• To use Lenz’s law and Faraday’s law to determine the direction and size of induced currents.
• To understand basic applications of electromagnetic induction to technology.
• To understand the oscillatory behavior of circuits with inductors and capacitors.
• To understand the relationships between AC currents and AC potentials in resistors, capacitors, and inductors.
• To understand the series RLC circuit and resonance.
• To calculate power loss in an AC circuit using the power factor.
• To understand how electrical power gets to and is used in the home.

Lessons / Lecture Notes

PY106 Notes from Boston University (algebra-based):

Physics 2B notes from Dr. Bobby W.S. Lau (algebra-based)

HyperPhysics (calculus-based)

Physics 4B notes from Dr. Bobby W.S. Lau (calculus-based)

Important Equations (for algebra-based Physics)

Example Problems

Example Problems for algebra-based physics (from College Physics 2nd Edition by Knight, Jones, and Field):

Example Problems (Magnetic Induction and Lenz's Law)
Solutions to Example Problems (Magnetic Induction and Lenz's Law)

Example Problems for calculus-based physics (from Fundamentals of Physics 9th Edition by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker):

Example Problems (Induction and Inductance) | Example Problems (EM Oscillations and AC)
Solutions to Example Problems (Induction and Inductance) | Solutions to Example Problems (EM Oscillations and AC)

Applets and Animations