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Jumping Wire
# 5H40.30


Description:

A long wire is suspended in the field of a permanent magnet!!! Close the switch. The wire jumps out of the magnet.

This experiment demonstrates the force on a current carrying wire in a magnetic field. The force is determined by F=ILxB, where the direction is determined by LxB and the magnitude by ILBsin(theta).

WARNING: Do not leave current running through the wire, or the solder will melt.



Parts: Include wire-hanging stand and magnet as shown in the picture, two wire leads and the high current DC power supply.

Purchased/Built: purchased

Quant. in Demo Room: 1

Source: Pasco Scientific

Demo References
Freier and Anderson Ei-12 A wire is placed in a horseshoe magnet and connected to a battery.

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