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Torque on a Coil
# 5H50.20


Description:

The force of the electromagnetic interaction between a coil and a magnet can be shown with this demonstration. A large coil is suspended over a powerful magnet. The demonstrator switches on a current through the coil and the class observes a rotation of the coil. This rotation aligns the magnetic field generated by the electric current with the magnetic field created by the magnet.



Parts: suspended coil, power supply, large magnet

Purchased/Built: built

Setup Time: 15 min.

Quant. in Demo Room: 2

Demo References
Hilton E-7a A rectangular loop on wire aligns perpendicular to a magnetic field. Reference: TPT 3(1),13.

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