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Field of Wire and Iron Filings
# 5H15.10


Description: Sprinkle iron filings on the Plexiglass. Hold down the tap switch briefly while tapping the Plexiglass to encourage alignment.

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Demo References
The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations Disc 19-09 Iron filings around a current carrying wire, loop, coil, and solenoid.
Meiners 31-1.17 Iron filings are sprinkled around a vertical wire running through plexiglass.
Freier and Anderson Ei-9 Iron filings show the field of a wire passing through a sheet of plexiglass.

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