Force Between Parallel Conductors Demonstration
Physics Educational Materials
Electricity/Magnetism Learning Activities
User friendly apparatus.
- Convincing demonstration of a basic electromagnetic phenomenon
- Enclosed power supply and momentary switch for safety
- Simple, clear arrangement of the electric circuit
A basic property of electromagnetism is the mechanical force which exists between two neighboring, current-carrying conductors. However, observing the small force with simple conductors requires large currents.
The Force Between Conductors Demonstrator offers a simple, direct method for accomplishing this usually difficult and often unsatisfying demonstration. The device consists of a metal frame which supports two long straight conductors that can pivot about vertical axes. The base of the frame contains a power supply to energize the conductors.