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Faraday’s Law: Moving Magnet


You have learned that magnetic flux is the dot product of the magnetic field vector, B, and the area vector, A, for a closed loop, \Phi = \vec{B} \cdot \vec{A}. In this experiment, you will investigate how changes in the flux from a changing magnetic field affect the behavior of the mobile charge carriers in a conducting loop.


In this experiment, you will

  • Fashion a simple coil to collect data.
  • Collect potential vs. time data for a magnet moving through a coil.
  • Account for features of the observed graph of potential vs. time.
  • Relate the induced emf to changes in the magnetic flux passing through a coil.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

Advanced Physics with Vernier — Beyond Mechanics

See other experiments from the lab book.

1Behavior of a Gas
2Heat Engines
3Standing Waves on a String
4Standing Waves in a Column of Air
5Doppler Effect
7Coulomb's Law
8Mapping Electric Potential
9Factors Affecting Electrical Resistance
10Series and Parallel Circuits
11Faraday’s Law: Moving Magnet
12Faraday’s Law: Alternating Current
13Capacitors and Inductors
14RLC Circuits
15Curved Mirrors and Images
16Thin Lenses and Real Images
17Thin Lenses and Virtual Images
18Aperture and Depth of Field
21Spectrum of Atomic Hydrogen
22Planck’s Constant

Experiment 11 from Advanced Physics with Vernier — Beyond Mechanics Lab Book

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