Topic 6: Fields and Forces
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6.1 Gravitational Force and Field 
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6.1.1

State Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation

6.1.2

Define Gravitational Field Strength

6.1.3

Determine the Gravitational Field due to one or more point masses

6.1.4

Derive an expression for gravitational field strength at the surface of a planet, assuming that all its mass is concentrated at the center

6.1.5

Solve Problems involving gravitational force and fields

6.2 Electric Force and Field
6.2.1

State that there are two types of electric charge
hint: you should also explain what those two charge types ARE 
6.2.2

State and Apply the law of conservation of charge

6.2.3

Describe and Explain the difference in the electrical properties of conductors and insulators

6.2.4

State Coulomb's Law

6.2.5

Define Electric Field Strength

6.2.6

Determine the Electric Field Strength due to one or more point charges

6.2.7

Draw the electric field patterns for different configurations

6.2.8

Solve problems involving electric

6.3 Magnetic Force and Field
6.3.1

State that moving charges give rise to magnetic fields
Hint: Also explain HOW this happens, and how we know the direction of the field 
6.3.2

Draw magnetic field patterns due to currents
Expected: currents INTO the page, OUT of the page, 2 Parallel wires with currents in SAME direction, and 2 parallel wires with currents in OPPOSITE directions 
6.3.3

Determine the direction of the force on a currentcarrying conductor in a magnetic field
Expected: show 23 examples, and explain HOW the direction was determined 
6.3.4

Determine the direction of the force on a charge moving through a magnetic field
same as above: show some examples, and explain HOW the direction is determined 
6.3.5

Define the magnitude and the direction of a magnetic field
hint: explain how we illustrate the magnitude, and in what direction does a magnetic field ALWAYS point? 
6.3.6

Solve problems involving magnetic forces, fields and currents
