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ERIC Number: EJ931188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
The Magnetic Field inside a Long Solenoid--A New Approach
Andrews, David; Carlton, Kevin; Lisgarten, David
Physics Education, v45 n5 p529-532 Sep 2010
This article describes a technique for measuring the magnetic field inside a long solenoid using computer data logging. This is a new approach to a standard student practical. The design and construction of the sensors is described; they significantly reduce the cost of the apparatus. The approach of the practical is for the students to investigate how the magnetic field depends on the variables, such as current, solenoid diameter etc, rather than to confirm the equation. (Contains 1 table and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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