Concept Explanations

Electricity and Magnetism

5.1 – Electric Fields

5.1.1 – Introduction to Charge

5.1.2 – Coulomb's Law

5.1.3 – Electric Fields

5.1.4 – Electric Current

5.1.5 – Potential Difference

Definitions to Memorize*

 

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Electric Field Strength

The force per unit charge experienced by a small positive test charge at a given point.

Video 5.1.3

* The terms and concepts above have directly come up on past IB Physics exams from May 2016 onwards. 

Directly in this context  means that the answer to a Paper 1 or Paper 2 question was the definition of the term or concept or that the answer could be deduced directly from the definition.  Therefore, this list might be helpful when you are deciding what to memorize for your IB Physics exams.

To see a complete list of definitions from all topics along with the number of times the term/concept occured on exams since May 2016, click on the link below:

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