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Electromagnetic Education in India

By Bajpai Shrish, Asif Siddiqui Sajida and Akhtar Syed Adnan

Abstract

Out of the four fundamental interactions in nature, electromagnetics is one of them along with gravitation, strong interaction and weak interaction. The field of electromagnetics has made much of the modern age possible. Electromagnets are common in day-to-day appliances and are becoming more conventional as the need for technology increases. Electromagnetism has played a vital role in the progress of human kind ever since it has been understood. Electromagnets are found everywhere. One can find them in speakers, doorbells, home security systems, anti-shoplifting systems, hard drives, mobiles, microphones, Maglev trains, motors and many other everyday appliances and products. Before diving into the education system, it is necessary to reiterate its importance in various technologies that have evolved over time. Almost every domain of social life has electromagnetic playing its role. Be it the mobile vibrators you depend upon, a water pump, windshield wipers during rain and the power windows of your car or even the RFID tags that may ease your job during shopping. A flavor of electromagnetics is essential during primary level of schooling for the student to understand its future prospects and open his/her mind to a broad ocean of ideas. Due to such advancements this field can offer, study on such a field is highly beneficial for a developing country like India. The paper presents the scenario of electromagnetic education in India, its importance and numerous schemes taken by the government of India to uplift and acquaint the people about the importance of EM and its applications

Topics: electromagnetism, electromagnetic education, Indian government initiatives for EM Education, electromagnetic engineering, Education (General), L7-991, Theory and practice of education, LB5-3640
Publisher: De Gruyter Open
Year: 2016
DOI identifier: 10.1515/rpp-2016-0020
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:32be437e698343309fe8e83d2fbef45b
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