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Does a moving magnetic field generate a current?

  1. Mar 14, 2015 #1
    Hey! Not sure if this is a stupid question or not but I was wondering if a moving magnetic field could generate a current in a wire. I know that moving a wire through a magnetic field creates a current but what if you move around a magnet underneath a circular wire. Does that generate a current?
     
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  3. Mar 14, 2015 #2

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    Yes (if you are into Hi-Fi, you will know that there are both moving magnet and moving coil pickups).
     
  4. Mar 14, 2015 #3
    Thanks for the answer Svein! I was just wondering because I wanted to do a science project that is reliant on creating a current in a wire with a moving magnet.
     
  5. Mar 14, 2015 #4
    Actually to clarify my question a little better, I'm not specifically talking about something like a solenoid, where a magnet goes through a coil of wire. Instead would current be generated if there was a circular loop of wire parallel to the ground and a magnet moving left and right underneath this wire.
     
  6. Mar 15, 2015 #5

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