Date: 02/23/2006 Date Description: Teaching Electromagnetism
This remarkable site from MIT shows a sample of the animations that are used to teach electricity and magnetism. You'll see a video of an experiment--for instance, a magnet moving in and out of the coil--and then you'll see an animation of the field lines. Once you can explain what you see in the animation, you'll have a good understanding of the physics.
The animations are quite beautiful, especially those in the "later material" mentioned on the homepage. In "The Falling Ring with Finite Resistance, "the field lines, rendered in light blue against a black background, are stunning, and the amount of detail provided in the animation is remarkable. You'll also enjoy "The Falling Ring of Current."
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