Maxwell's Equations: Crash Course Physics #37

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Maxwell's Equations: Crash Course Physics #37


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In the mid-1800s, Scottish physicist James Maxwell thought something interesting was going on with electric fields, so he decided to assemble a set of equations that held true for all electromagnetic interactions. In this episode of Crash Course Physics, Dr. Shini talks to us about Maxwell's Equations and how important they are to our understanding of Physics. She discusses the ray model, reflection and refraction, ray diagrams, and converging and diverging lenses. 

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SC2015 (2015)
Grade: 9-12
10 ) Plan and carry out investigations that evaluate the mathematical explanations of light as related to optical systems (e.g., reflection, refraction, diffraction, intensity, polarization, Snell's law, the inverse square law).

Tags: converging, diverging, James Maxwell, Maxwells equations, physics, ray, reflection, refraction
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