Magnetism and Static Electricity
Lecture no. 11 from the course: The Joy of Science
Taught by Professor Robert M. Hazen | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Magnetism is one of the forces that can be studied in light of Newton's laws of motion. Because compasses are magnetic, magnetism was of great importance in the age of ocean exploration and commerce. Static electricity, by contrast, was little more than a fascinating curiosity.