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Edexcel IGCSE Topic 6 - Magnestism And Electromagnetism

Below is everything the examiners think you know, if you're not sure of something click on the link to watch my YouTube video explanation. For a copy of these you can print off, get the FREE revision guide I wrote for you. 

 • I can use and recall the equations and the units for this unit as shown in the equation sheet

 • I can recall that magnets attract and repel other magnets

 • I can state that magnets attract magnetic substances

 • I can describe the properties of magnetically hard and soft materials

 • I can define the term ‘magnetic field line’

 • I can recall that an object placed in a magnetic field can have an induced magnetism

 • I can describe a practical investigation showing the magnetic fields between magnets

 • I can describe how to use two permanent magnets to produce a uniform magnetic field pattern

 • I can use the right hand rule to show the magnetic field around a current-carrying wire

 • I can describe how to create electromagnets

 • I can draw magnetic field patterns in current carrying materials

 • I can describe the forces acting on a charged particle moving in a magnetic field

 • I can explain how force is generated with a current carrying wire in a magnetic field; and how this is used in loudspeakers and d.c. electric motors

 • I can describe the direction of a magnetic field

 • I can plot a magnetic field

 • I can describe how a current can produce a magnetic field

 • I can use Fleming’s left-hand rule to find the direction of force

 • I can describe the ways the force in a current-carrying wire in a magnetic field can be changed

 • I can describe how an electromagnet works Video 1 Video 2

 • I can describe how to generate electricity using a rotating magnet

 • I can describe the parts of the National Grid and how they interact with each other

 • I can describe how step-up and step-down transformers work

 • I can recall and apply the equation linking primary voltage, secondary voltage, primary turns and secondary turns in a transformer

 • I can use the equation linking voltage and current in a primary coil to voltage and current in a secondary coil