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Magnetic Field from a Coil
# 5H25.10


Description: A bar magnet is placed on a rotating stand near a coil. A DC power supply is then switched on, creating a current in the coil and therefore a magnetic field. The bar magnet then rotates so that its magnetic field is aligned with the coil's magnetic field.

Parts: Coil, DC power supply, bar magnet, rotating stand

Purchased/Built: built

Setup Time: 5 minutes

Quant. in Demo Room: 2

Demo References
The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations Disc 19-10 A suspended solenoid reacts with a bar magnet only when the current is on.
Freier and Anderson Ei-7 A bar magnet is mounted in a large flat coil.
Sutton E-124 The deflection of a compass needle in the center of a large coil placed in the plane of the magnetic meridian is proportional to the tangent of the current.
Freier and Anderson Er-1 A solenoid on a pivot and a magnet on a pivot interact.

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