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ERIC Number: EJ787031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
An Exciting Experiment for Pre-Engineering and Introductory Physics Students: Creating a DC Motor Using the Lorentz Force
Abdul-Razzaq, Wathiq N.; Boehm, Manfred H.; Bushey, Ryan K.
Physics Education, v43 n2 p206-210 Mar 2008
Introductory physics laboratories have been demonstrated in some instances to be difficult or uninteresting to students at the collegiate level. We have developed a laboratory that introduces the concept of the Lorentz force and allows students to build a non-traditional DC motor out of easily acquired materials. Basic electricity and magnetism concepts are joined together in a simple and enjoyable experiment that allows the students to demonstrate physics at first hand and without the use of complex materials. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A