Advanced Placement / Physics

Magnetic Field Strength

In this lab, students use a 2-axis magnetic field sensor and the AC/DC electronics laboratory to determine how the strength of the magnetic field at the center of a current-carrying coil depends on the coil current and radius.


Student Files

11_Magnetic_Field_Strength_013-14888A-CS.cap 11.54 KB
11_AP2_Magnetic_Field_Strength_S.docx 370.03 KB
11_AP2_Magnetic_Field_Strength_S.pdf 637.67 KB
11_Magnetic_Field_Strength_013-14888A-SV.spk2 11.04 KB

Standards Correlations

IB Topics AP Topics
5.4 2.D.2.1

Featured Equipment

3-Axis Magnetic Field Sensor

Wireless Magnetic Field Sensor

This 3-Axis Magnetic Field Sensor can sense the Earth’s magnetic field, magnetic fields from current-carrying coils, and permanent magnets.

AC/DC Electronics Laboratory

AC/DC Electronics Laboratory

Facilitates electricity experiments for AC and DC. Can be used as a stand-alone with a multimeter or with PASCO sensors and software.

Many lab activities can be conducted with our Wireless, PASPORT, or even ScienceWorkshop sensors and equipment. For assistance with substituting compatible instruments, contact PASCO Technical Support. We're here to help.

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Source: Lab #11

Advanced Physics Through Inquiry 2

Magnetic Field Strength