PURPOSE: To demonstrate the force on a solenoid core, and to contrast forces on magnetic and non-magnetic cores.
DESCRIPTION: (1) Insert iron core, displace it as far as possible toward the base, and apply current until the core reaches the center of the coil. The core will eject a few meters. (2) Insert copper core (hollow) about one inch forward of the center of the coil. Apply current to slowly eject the core. (3) Insert both cores about an inch forward of the center of the coil. Predict the results. Dramatic.
SUGGESTIONS: Stan clear!!
REFERENCES: (PIRA unknown.)
EQUIPMENT: Coil with power cord and switch, wood block, copper tube, iron rod.
SETUP TIME: None.
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