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Understanding Magnetism

by Ron Kurtus (updated 17 March 2023)

Magnetism is a branch of Physics, often associated with Electricity. It concerns the properties of magnets and magnetic materials, as well as .

Electricity and magnetism are interrelated. Movement of electrical charges creates magnetic fields, while changes in magnetis fields can create electricity.

My name is Ron Kurtus, and I've studied and worked with electricity and magnetism in various scientific endeavors. They are fascinating subjects of value in school and other areas of life.

The purpose of these free online lessons is to give you a start at improving your scientific knowledge about electricity and magnetism that will help you become a champion in the field.

Magnetism Contents



Detection of a Magnetic Field

Confusion About the North Magnetic Pole



Magnetic Force

Factors Determining Magnetic Properties

Classifications of Magnetic Materials


Basics of Electromagnetism

Moving Electrical Charges Create Magnetic Field

Lorentz Force from Magnetic Field



Generating Electrical Current

Electromagnetic Devices and Inventions

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Electromagnetic Waves

See Electromagnetic Waves in Physics


Electricity Resources

Physics Resources



Experiments and Science Fair Projects

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