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Measuring magnetic fields
How can we quantify the strength of magnetic fields? How strong is the Earth's field?
Will the power of two magnets stuck together increase the overall force? Why?
How can we describe the strength of the Earth's magnetic field using a magnet and a compass? What does this tell us?
Attempt to measure the change in force of a magnet over a distance using the deflection of a compass. What is wrong with this approach?
Click and drag the magnet to move it closer or further from the compass.
Press spacebar to save a measurement.
See how the angle of the compass changes.
Here we compare the speed of compass oscillation vs. distance from a magnet. What kind of relationship do we observe. Is it linear?