Electric Currents and Fields

Students will observe that the magnetic field created by a coil of wire is perpendicular to the plane of the coil. They will also see that the field is stronger with more current, and that the field reverses direction when the current reverses.

Required Equipment

Merrill Falk

Acknowledgements: Thank you to Merrill Falk for his work in developing this lab. Merrill is an award-winning high school physics teacher at Milan High School in Michigan and author of the Genecon Experiment Manual.

Collin Wassilak

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