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Natural Science - Year II

Unit 52: Maxwell and Electromagnetic Radiation

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Homework for Unit 52

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Homework for Unit 52: Maxwell and Electromagnetic Radiation

Reading due before our discussion:

History Web Lecture: James Maxwell

Science Web Lecture: Electromagnetic Radiation


Chat Preparation Essay

Log into the Moodle, click on the Natural Science II course link, and then on the forum link in session 20, Unit 52. Post your definition to the forum. Read any other posted definitions.

Many physicists consider Maxwell's equations to be "elegant", and therefore a superior representation of electromagnetic theory. Is there an advantage to having a simple mathematical explanation for physical phenomenon? If so, what is it?

Mastery Exercise

Log into the Moodle (if you are challenged, use your own Scholars Online userid and password), click on the master exercise for the unit, and attempt the mastery exercise at least once before chat. Bring any questions you have to chat. Then return and attempt the exercise as many times as necessary to achieve an 85% or better score.

Lab Exercise

Lab Instructions: Measuring the Speed of Light

Labs are within two weeks of the discussion section; the extra time should allow you to find equipment or materials. Post your lab results to the class Lab forum, in the appropriate thread.

Unit Quiz

Take the quiz for this unit. Notice the times the quiz opens and when it closes and be sure that you complete it on time! [Remember that you must first complete the Mastery Exercise with a score of 85% or better in order to take the quiz.]