Added over 2 years ago | 00:01:17 | 4370 views
A DC current is sent around a wire loop that is free to rotate. The current causes the loop to feel a torque in the presence of a magnetic field. Switching the current when the loop flips over allows it to continue accelerating, demonstr...
Added 3 years ago | 00:00:47 | 4238 views
A bimetallic strip (12" ) of iron and aluminum is vertically fixed at one end to a board. The top end has a pointer that is free to move. The bimetallic strip is straight at room temperature. When heated with a blow torch, the strip curv...
Added 3 years ago | 00:01:37 | 4887 views
An iron bar is used to try to pick up some paperclips or thumbtacks. It is not able to do this because it is not magnetized. The rod is placed in a long solenoid and DC power applied. The rod becomes magnetized and is able to pick up som...
Added 3 years ago | 00:00:52 | 5821 views
A slinky is stretched out on a glass rod and connected to 120 VAC. When power is applied, the slinky immediately collapses due to Lenz's Law.
Added over 3 years ago | 00:01:02 | 5020 views
A soft iron core is placed inside a solenoid having several hundred turns of fine wire. The coil winding is connected to a loudspeaker. Audible results of the Barkhausen Effect are produced by slowly moving a permanent magnet toward the ...
Added over 3 years ago | 00:01:54 | 5285 views
A large number of compass needles are mounted on a Plexiglass sheet. A bar magnet is used to set the needles in motion. When the needles come to a stop, interaction between the needles simulates magnetic domains.
Added over 3 years ago | 00:01:36 | 6076 views
A tear drop shaped conductor on an insulating stand is charged. Charge is scooped up from various points on the surface of the conductor with a proof plane and transferred to an electroscope. It is demonstrated that the charge density is...
Added over 3 years ago | 00:01:38 | 8270 views
A magnet is dropped down a conducting copper pipe and feels a resistive force. The falling magent induces a current in the copper pipe and, by Lenz's Law, the current creates a magnetic field that opposes the changing field of the ...
Added over 3 years ago | 00:02:22 | 10288 views
First, liquid oxygen is made by passing gaseous oxygen through a tube submerged in liquid nitrogen. Then the oxygen is poured between the poles of a strong electro magnet. The paramagnetic nature of the oxygen causes an induced dipole....
Added almost 4 years ago | 00:03:27 | 11582 views
Three aluminium objects are dropped through a magnetic field. The objects move slower entering and leaving the field due to changes in the flux through the object. The change in the flux through a conductor results in a force which opp...
Added almost 4 years ago | 00:02:23 | 8629 views
A Mylar balloon is held near a charged Van de Graaff generator. The balloon is moved radially away from the sphere and its deflection from the vertical is observed to decrease with distance. The same procedure is done with a conducting...
Added almost 4 years ago | 00:01:54 | 9288 views
A conducting sphere is charged with a Wimshurst Machine. Charge is removed from the outside of the sphere and placed on an electroscope, which deflects outwards. When the procedure is done for the inside of the sphere, it is found that...
- Architecture & Planning
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Finance & Economics
- Global Awareness & Action
- How To
- Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
- International Affairs
- Just for Fun/Humor
- Life at MIT
- MIT Alum
- National Security
- Public Policy
- Videoblogging or Autobiographical