PGP Magnetism

Here is the spot for approved members to upload a Magnetism Lab or other file. Anyone (member or not) is able to download these files.

Adding Your File to PGP:

  1. Members must use the META link on the side to login to PrettyGoodPhysics.
Putting Files in the Right Spot:
  1. Go to the appropriate page (kinematics, forces etc..) and Select the “EDIT THIS ENTRY” link.
  2. The “Page Content” box that uses a wysiwyg visual editor contains the existing web-page content.  Go to the bottom (or the most appropriate spot) of the existing text on the page.
  3. Use your [Enter] key to create a blank line.  Be SURE your cursor is in this blank line at the bottom of the page
  1. The blue horizontal bar should have Upload selected.
  2. Use the grey highlighted BROWSE button (not the browse button in blue) to find the file on your computer.
  3. Fill in the Title & Description.  This title is the name that will be posted on the website.
  4. Click the [Upload] button in the lower right.
  5. Check the “Page Content” box.  Be CERTAIN that your cursor is in located in the blank line you created a moment ago.
  6. Select “Link to FILE
  7. Click on “Send to Editor.”  You should see the file hot-linked in the Page Content area.
  8. Below the file name add:
    1. authors name (and email if willing)
    2. If the file is a lab, worksheet, or slideshow (like ppt).
    3. A brief description of the file.
  9. Click on the Save button to the right.

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  1. Electromagnet Exploration
  2. Author: Paul Lulai
  3. Type: Guided Inquiry


1. Magnetic Force Lab

2. Author: Bill Taylor

3. Type: Guided Inquiry


  1. Magnetism and Relativity
  2. Contributed by David Derbes
  3. Description: A PowerPoint file showing how the magnetic force acting on a moving charge may be regarded as an electric force from the rest frame of the moving charge. Based upon the treatment of E. M. Purcell, “Electricity and Magnetism”, and T. M. Helliwell, “Introduction to Special Relativity”.

2 Responses to “PGP Magnetism”

  1. plulai Says:

    Great lab idea! I am using that one this year. Thanks for sharing it.

    I usually have a few calc kids in my appb class. I think I might let them tinker with the thoughts in your ppt after the appb test. Thanks.

    Have a good one.

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