BCIT Physics Department

Demonstration Manual

Electricity and Magnetism

DEM41.1 - Beakman's D.C. Motor


- To demonstrate a working electric motor.



Place the coil in the cradle formed by the right ends of the paper clips. You may have to give it a gentle push to get it started, but it should begin to spin rapidly. If it spins erratically, make sure that the tails on the coil are centered on the sides of the coil.