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Electricity and magnetism


After this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Locate the origin of the two types of charge within the atom
  • State and apply the principle of charge quantisation
  • Distinguish between conductors and insulators in terms of mobile charged particles
  • Understand and distinguish the conditions and causes of triboelectric charging
  • Distinguish between conduction and other means of charge transfer
  • State and apply the principle of conservation of charge in various scenarios
  • Explain polarisation of objects and the attraction between charged and uncharged objects on the micro-scale level