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B field inside solenoid as a result of iron rod

  1. May 12, 2013 #1

    CAF123

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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Consider a solenoid with a time varying current and with a coil of wire placed around it. Suppose there is a soft iron rod inside the solenoid. My question is: What happens to the (induced) current in the coil of wire as a result?

    2. Relevant equations
    Faraday, magnetic flux,

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Since iron is ferromagnetic, (it has associated with it a permanent magnetic dipole moment), it gives out a net B field. So the B field inside the solenoid is increased. Since $$\phi_B = BA,$$ the magnetic flux then increases and hence the induced emf in the wire by Faraday. This causes the induced current to increase also.

    Is this okay?

    Many thanks.
     
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  3. May 12, 2013 #2
    Looks good.
     
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