In this conversation we will attempt to go into the depths of students' understanding of electromagnetism and try to unlock, or at least loosen, a common mindset of Science and Engineering students. We have already had a conversation on electric, E, and magnetic, B, fields. Taking this to the next stage, a common sentence found in many Physics and Mathematics textbooks is "a changing electric field creates a changing magnetic field and vice versa". Is this correct? Does the changing electric field itself actually create a changing magnetic field (and vice versa) ?
Physics and Mathematics
What are the concepts in Physics and Mathematics that students find difficult? In this blog I will post tutorial points that I hope will stimulate thinking and so broaden the knowledge and understanding of students allowing them to write thorough examination responses. Tutorial notes, from a student's point of view, will be posted on the HSC, IB and university level topics of Relativity, Electromagnetism, Mechanics, Quantum Physics and Calculus. The overall purpose of these pages is to encourage and promote learning in Physics and Mathematics and so open new horizons in learning.