5J10.10 - Demo Inductors

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Demo Inductors
Area of Study:
Electricity & Magnetism
Sample inductors.

A variety of inductors of different size and shapes for demonstrations purposes.

  • Francis Xavier Hart, "The Magnetic Field Along the Axis of a Short, Thick Solenoid", TPT, Vol. 56, # 2, Feb. 2018, p. 104.
  • Blane Baker, "Using a Roll of Household Wire for Magnetic Induction Demonstrations", TPT, Vol. 49, # 6, Sept. 2011, p. 392.
  • Yaakov Kraftmakher, "Computer-Assisted Experiments with an Inductance Coil", AJP, Vol. 79, # 11, Nov. 2011, p. 1180.

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