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Monday, May 9, 2011

Physics Form 5: Chapter 3 - Electromagnetic Induction

  • Electromagnetic induction is the production of an electromagnetic force, (e.m.f)   in a conductor by changing magnetic field.

  • Each time the straight wire cuts across the magnetic field or the permanent magnet moves towards the solenoid, a current is induced in the coil and a deflection is observed in the sensitive galvanometer.
  • An induced e.m.f  is produced in a conductor if the conductor is in a changing magnetic field.


Faraday's Law states that the magnitude of the e.m.f induced in a conductor is directly proportional to the rate of change of the magnetic field.



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Lenz’s law states that the induced current always flows in the direction in such a way that it opposes the change that produces it.









  • When the S pole of a magnet moves towards end of a solenoid, the end will become a magnetic S pole to oppose the motion of the magnet.
  • When the N pole is pulled away from end of the solenoid, the end will become a magnetic S pole so as to oppose the motion of the magnet.
  • Lenz’s law is based on the principle of conservation of energy. The work done in moving the magnet is converted to electrical energy.



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3 comments:

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