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J5-33. Torque On A Bar Magnet

Purpose

To demonstrate the torque on a bar magnet in a magnetic field.

Equipment

Mounted horseshoe magnet with suspended bar magnet as photographed.

Image

J5-33

Description

A small bar magnet is suspended on a rotating pivot between the poles of a horseshoe magnet. If the bar magnet is turned and released it rotates back to its original position due to the torque applied by the magnetic field of the horseshoe magnet.

J. Electrostatics And Magnetostatics

J. Electrostatics And Magnetostatics

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