Purpose:Induces an emf by moving a coil through Earth's magnetic field
Description:A large wire coil is connected to a projection galvanometer. Motion of the coil through the magnetic field of the earth induces an emf which is indicated on the meter. Alignment of the coil relative to the earth's magnetic field lines can be found which produces a maximum deflection of the coil, or almost no deflection. Optionally, a bar magnet (available upon request) can be thrust in and out of the coil to induce a larger voltage, illustrating the relatively low strength of the Earth's field.
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