Magnetic fields

To plot magnetic flux patterns by the iron-filings method

To plot magnetic flux patterns by the iron-filings method The magnets whose field is to be studied are arranged beneath a sheet of stiff white paper, over which a thin even layer of iron filings is sprinkled from a caster. On tapping the paper gently with a pencil the filings form into chains along the magnetic field lines …

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Magnetic fields

Magnetic fields The space surrounding a magnet in which magnetic force is exerted is called a magnetic field, and contains something which we call magnetic flux. Magnetic flux is a vector quantity and, like all vectors, has magnitude and direction. It may be represented by magnetic field lines, and the pattern of these can be revealed by several methods …

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