Physics Unit 14 - Electric Charge and Force

High School, College, and AP Physics 1

This course is the first of two courses covering the major topic of Electrostatics, also known as Static Electricity. Electrostatics is looking at objects that gain a net charge and not the flow of the charge itself. Think about your life when you get a static shock say by walking around your house and zapping a door knob or family member. This "shock" is different than say sticking your finger in an electrical outlet (do not do this!!) and getting "electrocuted". What is the difference here?

In this course we focus primarily on the electric charge and the electric force. This course has a lot of conceptual physics and will an important introduction to electricity in general. We will explore what a charge is and how it interacts with the environment. The various different methods of giving objects a net static charge will be covered in depth. We then wrap this course up looking at the electric force between two charges.


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Corey Mousseau
Corey Mousseau

Corey Mousseau is a highly qualified classroom science teacher in New York State. He has been teaching physics and related courses in NY State for over 15 years.

Physics is often overwhelming for many students. Over the years Corey has mastered the art of exciting students into falling in love with this wonderful field of science. Through a blend of conceptual understanding, demonstrations, and quantitative analysis Corey has found the correct formula for engaging individuals into highly successful physics students.

Corey holds a degree in secondary education in physics as well as a master's degree in integrating technology in the classroom. He a high school Cross Country Coach, a Science Olympiad Coach, and a New York State Master Teacher. Corey has a lovely wife, two young boys, and teachers at Plattsburgh High School in upstate NY.

While at Plattsburgh High School (PHS) Corey has had the opportunity to teach many different courses which have all had a focus on excellence, rigor, and mastery.

Courses Corey currently teaches during the traditional school day:

  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Physics 2
  • NY State Regents Physics
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics
  • Robotics 1
  • Robotics 2
  • Science Olympiad

Corey has been a dedicated science teacher since he was 22 years old and has influenced countless students along the way. His students show him respect, admiration, and commitment and he provides them with the same. Ask any student at PHS - Mr. Mousseau cares and is more than willing to help you become the strongest physics student you can.


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