Physics Experiment#5.docx

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Experiment #5: The Magnetic Field of a Solenoid Part 1: Objective The primary objective of the experiment is to determine the dependence of the magnetic field at the center of a solenoid. Another task to complete in this experiment is to study the magnetic field of a solenoid to determine if a current carrying slinky is a relatively accurate representation (ideal version) of a solenoid. Part 2: Relevant Theory Magnetic fields in Current Carrying Wires: Magnetic field is produced when current is passed through a conductor and this magnetic field can be produced using the Biot-Savart law. Magnetic field is a vector with units of tesla (T). The Solenoid: A solenoid is made up of a coil of conducting metal and are commonly used in electronic circuits and electromagnets. A good example of a solenoid is a slinky. Magnetic field is created inside the solenoid when current passes through the slinky. The ideal solenoid: An ideal solenoid produces a constant magnetic field that is completely inside the solenoid.

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