Experiments with magnets
Workshop for fans of physics
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Orientation week for new studentsEach year the last week of August we at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm welcome about 130 students interested in physics to our Master of Science in Engineering Physics. As part of a two-week welcome, we always come up with a program for the new students. This year the theme was magnetism.
Our magnet workshopFor our workshop we created a booth with several experiments. A few friends and I demonstrated the experiments and made sure the students got the gist of it. We found ideas for our experiments among your customer applications. We'd like to introduce a few of the experiments as follows:
Gauss pistolThe first station demonstrated the so-called Gauss pistol.
Electric motorThe students also had the opportunity to build an electric motor with simple parts.
The levitating magnetic rodAnother favorite was the levitating rod magnet.
The twirling sphereAn interesting experiment on the topic of magnetic repulsion was the twirling sphere.
Slowly dropping sphereThe last experiment illustrated electromagnetic induction.
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