BCIT Physics Department

Demonstration Manual

Electricity and Magnetism

DEM34 - Magnetic Induction


- To show that iron may become a magnet by induction.



A bar of soft iron held near a strong permanent magnet becomes a magnet by induction. Paper clips will cling to the ends of the bar as long as the permanent magnet is near enough to magnetize it by induction, but the clips will fall when permanent magnet is removed.