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This interactive simulation allows users to explore magnetic fields and Faraday's Law. Users can control settings such as magnet strength and position, and use either a compass or a magnetic field meter to measure the magnetic field components, total field, and angle. Faraday's Law is  demonstrated through simulations of movable magnets and coils, AC and DC electro-magnets, transformers, and generators.

This simulation is part of a large and growing collection. It has been designed using principles from physics education research and refined based on student interviews.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electric Fields and Potential
- Electromagnetic Induction
= Induced Currents and Forces
= Motors and Generators
- Magnetic Fields and Forces
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Informal Education
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
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- Educators
- application/java
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Mirror: http://phet.colorado.edu/sims/faraday/faraday…
Access Rights: Free access
License: This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 2 license. Additional information is available.
Rights Holder: PHET and University of Colorado
Keywords: Faraday, bar magnet, electromagnet, generator, induction, magnetic field, magnetic flux, transformer
Record Cloner: Metadata instance created October 22, 2006 by Gifford Weber
Record Updated: Jul 08, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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, Version 1.02 (Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2005), WWW Document, (http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/faraday).
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PhET Simulation: Faraday's Electromagnetic Lab, Version 1.02 (Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2005), <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/faraday>.
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PhET Simulation: Faraday's Electromagnetic Lab. (2008, September 1). Retrieved April 16, 2014, from Physics Education Technology Project: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/faraday
Chicago Format
Physics Education Technology Project. PhET Simulation: Faraday's Electromagnetic Lab. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, September 1, 2008. http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/faraday (accessed 16 April 2014).
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PhET Simulation: Faraday's Electromagnetic Lab. Vers. 1.02. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, 2005. 1 Sep. 2008. 16 Apr. 2014 <http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/faraday>.
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