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ERIC Number: EJ775758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
A Computer Simulation to Help in Teaching Induction Phenomena
Mihas, Pavlos
Physics Education, v38 n1 p52-55 Jan 2003
The motion of a magnet through a coil is analysed through a model of magnetic monopoles. The magnetic flux of a monopole passing through a loop is explained and also its rate of change. By a superposition of voltages produced by the monopoles on the coils the shape of the voltage versus time graph is explained. Also examined is the interaction of a magnet moving through a loop and the fall of a magnet through a solenoid, or independent loops and the fall of the magnet in a metal pipe. This software can help the student to apply principles of mechanics and improve understanding of graphs. (Contains 8 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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