Force on Conductor in Magnetic Fields Apparatus - Strong U-Shaped Magnet, 2 Brass Rails & 4mm Socket Terminals in a Wooden Frame - Eisco Labs
- Demonstrates the force experienced by a current-bearing conductor in a magnetic field, and the direction of this force with relation to field and current directions
- Strong U-Shaped Magnet, 2 Brass Rails & 4mm Socket Terminals. Includes a brass axel, with plastic discs
- Apparatus mounted in a wooden frame
- When current is passed through the light rod, the rod will move along the rails, propelled by the electromagnetic force
- Requires an adjustable, low voltage unit (up to 5 amps), conducting leads and plotting compass (not included)
This apparatus is designed to demonstrate the force experienced by a current-bearing conductor in a magnetic field, and the direction of this force, with relation to field and current directions. The observations of the directions of motion, and knowledge of the directions of current and field, can be used to confirm Fleming's rule.
Two face-magnetized magnets are held in position on opposite inside surfaces of a steel plate bent into a horseshoe shape. These magnets provide a strong vertical magnetic field. Two brass horizontal rails, give a conducting path to the light brass rod axel resting horizontally on them. Apparatus is mounted inside of a wooden frame measuring 7.75" long, 2.3" wide and 2.5" tall. Fitted with two, 4mm socket terminals.
Required, but not included: Adjustable, low voltage unit (6-9V DC, up to 5 amps), Conducting leads & Plotting Compass