Lorentz force

posted by guy on 21 Mar 2013
last changed 22 May 2015

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ages: 9 yrs to 99 yrs

The best experiment for demonstrating the Lorentz force: the electromagnetic force behind electric motors. Good for one class.

subjects: Physics

A Survey of Simple Electric MotorslessonInstructors should read this first for background on electric motors. Use the attached slides to introduce the idea of the Lorentz force when students begin work on Classroom Rail Gun (next).
Classroom Rail GunlessonUse this device as a class demo to introduce the Lorentz force, the concept behind the electric motor, before students build other more complicated motors.

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