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WFU Physics Lecture Demonstrations

Magnetic Force on a
Current Carrying Wire

PIRA 5H40.30

Image:

Photo of Demo

Description:

When the swing is energized, it will jump to the left or right of the magnet, depending on the direction of the current.  This is due to the permanent magnetic field repelling or attracting the magnetic field produced by the current.

Recipe and
Location:

Current Swing Demo
Table Rod
Rod Clamp
Small Rod
Power Supply
Leads

Video:

Streaming Video:

None

MPG Video:

Current Swing

 

Real Video:

Current Swing

Notes:

none at this time

 

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