Speaking of E&M

Kasey Wagoner, Daniel Flanagan

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This paper describes a new lab experiment where students explore the magnetic force on a permanent magnet placed inside a short solenoid. This lab is the fourth experiment performed in the second semester of the calculus-based introductory physics course at Washington University in St. Louis. The experiment is performed using a speaker (which students themselves have constructed), function generator, multimeter, and Vernier microphone while all analysis is done using Logger Pro. Experiments confirm a functional relationship similar to one that students have seen in class, while showing students the applicability of classroom physics to their world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-79
Number of pages2
JournalPhysics Teacher
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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