Electricity & Magnetism Basics


Electricity and Magnetism

What is an electric charge?

The electron (or proton, since they have the same charge) is the basic unit of electric charge. We can therefore consider the electron as the elementary unit of electric charge.

First Right Hand Rule

The First Right-hand Rule or (Magnetic Force induced on a Current-Carrying Wire) says that if a current-carrying wire is in the presence of a magnetic field, a force is exerted on the wire.