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Magnetic Field of a Straight Wire

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This is an illustration of the circular magnetic fields around a straight current-carrying wire. Current flow (of electrons) is indicated in the wire. The magnetic field direction is illustrated by arrows on the magnetic field lines and a magnetic compass that can be moved on a plane perpendicular to the current. Material is available in several different languages.
Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: March 07, 2002
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 01, 2010
Author:
Send email to walter.fendt@a-city.de
Submitter: Bruce Mason

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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure

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