Link - Note-A-Rific Link Electricity Magnetism During the eighteenth century many natural philosophers sought to find a connection between

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Note-A-Rific: Link Electricity & Magnetism During the eighteenth century, many natural philosophers sought to find a connection between electricity and magnetism. The first to figure out the link was Hans Christian Oersted (1777-1851) in 1820. Oersted had believed for a long time in the unity of nature. He believed there must be a connection between magnetism and electricity. Stationary electric charges and a magnet had been shown not to have any effect on each other. Oersted found that when a compass needle is placed near an electric wire, the needle deflects as soon as the wire is connected to a battery and a current flows . It was already known that one magnet (like a compass needle) could be deflected by a magnetic field . What Oersted had discovered was that an electric current produces a magnetic field. There is an easy way to remember the direction of the magnetic field induced (created) by current flowing in a wire… Your text book uses the “
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course PHYS 227 taught by Professor Rabe during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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Link - Note-A-Rific Link Electricity Magnetism During the eighteenth century many natural philosophers sought to find a connection between

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