Purpose:Illustrate phase difference between  current in the solenoid and the induced voltage. Parts: Coil set up w Iron bar Function Generator 10 ohms resistor Demo Oscilloscope Cable Setup: Channel 1 shows the current through the primary coil(voltage across the 10 ohms resistor) and channel… Continue reading »

Metal Detector

Purpose: Real time application of Eddy currents/ Induction. Parts: Metal Detector with its instruction manual. Metal detector is in the demonstration prep room ( TPL 202). Setup:… Continue reading »

Eddy currents and Magnetic Damping

Purpose:Describes the magnitude and the direction of the drag, called magnetic damping produced from Eddy currents. Parts: Magnetic damping setup (Including Al saw , Al and Cu rings) Setup: Plug the setup to the wall outlet and set the voltage to its maximum. Then increase the current all the… Continue reading »


Purpose: Demonstrate the functioning of step up and step down transformers. Parts: Power supply Demo multi-meter for primary coil Demo multi-meter for secondary coil Coils with metal core Cables Setup: Connect the Variac power supply to the wall outlet and primary coil to the power… Continue reading »

Motor/Generator Demonstration

Purpose: Illustrate the operation of generators and motors using electromagnetism. Parts: Magnetic Generator setup Power supply Unit Galvanometer Setup: Connect the set up to the power supply as shown in the pictures to see how it works as a motor. When the power is… Continue reading »

Ring Launchers

Purpose: This is a demonstration of electromagnetic induction. Parts : Small ring launcher with two rings and bulb setup Big launcher with rings (one plastic, two metal: one ring and one split ring) and plastic tube Setup : The small ring launcher accessories set includes a small coil… Continue reading »

Faraday’s law demo

Purpose To illustrate the principle of induction. Parts The meter/coil contraption is found fully-assembled on shelf M1 If a magnet is needed, some are found on shelf M1 Set up Pull magnet through the various wire loops and note the reading on the meter. Continue reading »