This interactive physics problem focuses on the current induced on a bar moving in a uniform magnetic field. The questions help students explore the various concepts involved by manipulating the Physlet based simulation.
This is part of a collection of similar simulation-based student activities. See Related Items for a link to the author's full collection of simulations on Electricity and Magnetism, and for an additional simulation designed to extend the concepts in this one.
%0 Electronic Source %A Duffy, Andrew %D September 15, 2006 %T Boston University Physics Applets: A Moving Bar %V 2015 %N 4 September 2015 %8 September 15, 2006 %9 application/java %U http://buphy.bu.edu/~duffy/semester2/c17_motional.html
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This is a related simulation on changing magnetic flux. It depicts a bar moving back and forth, representing the area of a loop. The voltage graph on the right allows users to see how changing the area of the coil can induce an EMF.