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MIT Physics 8.02 - Electricity & Magnetism

SECTION : Electrostatics  

SUBJECT: Two Current Carrying Rings  

NOTE: You must be connected to the Internet the first time you view this simulation, at which point the codebase for all the simulations will be downloaded to your computer. This process make take a few minutes, as the codebase is roughly 9MB in size. Subsequent viewings of the applets will run from your local copy.


This is a simulation of the magnetic field generated by two rings of current. By manipulating the properties of the rings (position, orientation, radius, and current) and observing the fieldlines, you can see how the net field changes. Click the "Grass Seeds" button for a high resolution image of the field.




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(Note: you must have Java™ J2SE v1.4+ JRE installed)