Physics Unit 15 - Electric Field and Electric Potential

High School, College, and AP Physics 1


This is the second course covering the major topic of electrostatics, also known as static electricity. This course is a bit more quantitative than the prior and we will cover some concepts which can be challenging for the first year student. Our main focus in this course is looking at the electric field, electric potential, and energy.

The previous course, Electric Charge and Force, focused on how charges might interact with each other. This course looks more at the underlying reasons why charges interact and behave the way we do. While this course is the final course wihtin electrostatics, it serves as an excellent foundation to begin the next series of courses covering electricity and electric flow.


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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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