Magnetic Force on a Sliding Bar

Requires a Wolfram Notebook System

Interact on desktop, mobile and cloud with the free Wolfram Player or other Wolfram Language products.

A conducting bar (green) moves over two frictionless parallel rails (yellow) with a resistance . It creates a current due to the presence of a uniform magnetic field that is directed into the figure (marked with ×'s). The bar has mass , length , and initial velocity (blue) toward the right. After release at , position and velocity as a function of time are shown. Note that the induced current is counterclockwise and the magnetic force (orange) points in the direction opposite to the motion.

Contributed by: Enrique Zeleny (October 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


Snapshots


Details

detailSectionParagraph


Feedback (field required)
Email (field required) Name
Occupation Organization
Note: Your message & contact information may be shared with the author of any specific Demonstration for which you give feedback.
Send