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Principle of electromagnetic induction

In the following interactive animation, the processes that are generated during the generation of the electric current from motion energy are represented.

The conductor can be moved. To do this, click the second rectangle and move the mouse.

The 3D model is rotatable.

You can enlarge and reduce the two areas by clicking on them.

The animation was developed as a offline application for Windows and Macintosh systems and for integration into Microsoft PowerPoint slides. The online version presented here serves as a preview. The exe or app file can be downloaded free of charge in the member area.

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After the download, the animation can be displayed in full screen mode. Integration into PowerPoint is also possible.


The animation contains in the left-hand area a 3D model with a horseshoe magnet. Inside the magnetic field is a cylindrical conductor. The electrons are represented by blue spheres. The magnetic field of the horseshoe magnet can optionally be turned on or off.

In the right pane, the objects are displayed in a profile view. In this view the conductor can be moved with the mouse. The electrons shown in the left region then move continuously. The dynamic magnetic fields generated by the movement of the charge carriers are also present in both regions. In the right region, the resulting magnetic field can also be represented if required.

The interactive real-time animation is suitable for example. For illustrating the hand rules which apply to the formation of the dynamic magnetic field and the directions of movement of the electric current.


Title:Principle of electromagnetic induction
Target group:
  • Teachers and lecturers
  • Self-learners
Platforms (primary):
  • Microsoft® Windows®
  • Microsoft® PowerPoint®
  • Apple® Macintosh®
  • Enlargeable without loss
  • No installation required
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