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Principle of electromagnetic induction

The following interactive app explains the principle of electromagnetic induction.

The conductor can be moved with the mouse (or your finger on a touchscreen).

Der Screenshot zeit eine Animation zum Induktionsgesetz (Linke-Hand-Regel).

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The animation shows conductive material, that you can moved with your mouse. Depending on the direction of movement of the conductor, the induced electric current will flow in a different direction.

The direction of movement of the induced current can be observed using the "left-hand rule" which is also known as the "three finger rule".

This principle refers to the actual (physical) current direction. The animation illustrates the movement of the charge carriers using technical conventions. Looking at it from a mechanical point of view, the current flows in the opposite direction.

Title:Principle of electromagnetic induction
Target group:Students
Platforms (primary):Smartphones, tablets and PCs
Online/Offline:Internet connection is required.


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