Weekend Wiki Party 11 - Electricity and Magnetism

Welcome to the Weekend Wiki Party, an ongoing project on Brilliant to fill in the wikis that help make Brilliant a great place to improve in math, science, and problem solving.

What makes a great wiki? There are a few characteristics that we look for in the wiki pages that we share out widely (on Facebook, etc.). Here are a few of them:

A great wiki has:

  • clear explanations that would help someone understand the concept (not just the procedure or how to do it, but WHY it is that way)
  • example problems that help clarify how this idea works in practice
  • embedded community problems that allow people to try the idea themselves
  • [optional] visuals that help people understand the idea

Obviously, our explanations don't just get that way overnight - it usually takes a lot of people working together for quite awhile to get a page to the point where it's helpful, authoritative, and beautiful. The good news: you can help! Every contribution helps, no matter how small. Please feel free to jump in and edit any wiki pages you see that you think could be improved, even if it's just adding an example or even fixing a typo.

Here are a few E&M pages that need some attention, but please feel free to contribute anywhere you like (just leave a comment and let us know):

By the way, if you want to see an example of a great page (also in E&M), take a look at Gauss' Law.

As always, please leave a comment and let us know if you were able to help out! Thanks for making Brilliant so great.

Note by Calvin Lin
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Sir, I have added a little information to the Conductors wiki.

Ansh Bhatt - 6 years, 1 month ago

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Calvin Lin Staff - 6 years, 1 month ago

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Sir I have added some content to the electrostatics wiki. Hope it is good!

Sravanth C. - 6 years ago

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