Purpose:Demonstrates the torque on a current loop in a magnetic field
Description:A large coil sits between the poles of strong magnets, with the plane of the coil parallel to the magnetic field lines. A large current pulse can be applied to the coil by charging and then discharging a capacitor. When the current pulse is applied to the coil, a torque is exerted on the coil by the magnetic field which rotates the coil so that the magnetic field is perpendicular to the plane of the coil. This effect can be quite dramatic; be sure to keep fingers clear of the magnets.
Charge capacitor to no more than 25V.
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