PURPOSE: To demonstrate the force between two adjacent parallel current-carrying wires.
DESCRIPTION: A six-foot tall support holds two wires which can be connected for parallel or anti-parallel currents. The motion is clear: attractive for parallel wires and repulsive for anti-parallel wires.
REFERENCES: (PIRA 5H40.10)
EQUIPMENT: Parallel wire apparatus with high-current power supply.
SETUP TIME: None.
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