Biot-Savart Law

Electrical current going round and round,produces a magnetic field. After a demonstration of the magnetic field surrounding an electrical wire, class members use the provided formula associated with Biot-Savart's Law to calculate the magnetic field produced in an electrical loop.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Provide additional examples for class do prior to assigning the homework for them to complete individually
  • Find videos on the Biot-Savart Law on the Internet and share with the class
Classroom Considerations

  • To do the demonstration, create a 2-turn coil of wire with a 1.5-foot diameter
  • The seventh in a 14-part series
Pros

  • The homework comes with an answer document
  • The plan includes directions for a demonstration of the magnetic field around a current carrying wire
Cons

  • The plan does not provide a clear instructional strategy
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