BCIT Physics Department

Demonstration Manual

Electricity and Magnetism

DEM35 - Induction by a Moving Magnet


- To show that the current is induced in a coil when magnetic lines of force cut the conductors.



Terminals of the coil are connected to a galvanometer. Inserting a magnet will produce a deflection on the meter in one direction. A motionless magnet will bring the pointer to zero. Retraction of the magnet will deflect the meter pointer in the opposite direction.

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- Video Created at Utah State University by Professor Boyd F. Edwards and assistants.