ERIC Number: ED182152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
The Law of Biot-Savart: The Beginnings of Electrodynamics, Additional Notes. Experiment No. 18.
This paper describes the events following the news of Oersted's discovery of the effects of a current of electricity on a magnetic needle. It focuses on Biot and Savart's law which expresses the force between a current element and a "molecule of magnetism" that can be deduced from Ampere's law of interaction between two current elements. Experiments and equipment for performing the experiments are described and illustrated. (SA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY., Barnard Coll.
Note: For related documents, see SE 029 865-873