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Homework Help: Electromagnetic induction

  1. Apr 8, 2005 #1
    For my independent research project (grade 12) I've chosen to build a generator powered by a mounted bicycle based on electromagnetic induction.(we could choose anything we liked that had anything to do with what we learned during the term) The term has finished and we have two weeks off, I want to build it during the holidays so I can leave the rest of the time we have to do the report and seminar properly. Unfortunately we didn't really learn about induction, except that the flow in the loop opposes the change in magnetic flux. I've looked around on the internet but I can't seem to find any sites that say much more than this!! In order to design this machine I'm going to need a really really good understanding of electromagnetic induction, and I was wondering if someone can help me with this ... I guess what I need basically is some good information to read and an/some equation/s that link the change of teslas over time, the angle the loop and field are at, the potential difference in the loop, the length of the loop(?), and anything else like that. Some ideas of design for the generator could be useful too (not step-by-step things though, as the format of the report is the conventional experiment format and that requires that I design a couple of ways and try each of them out). I'm not sure if what I want to do is too daunting considering my current lack of knowledge in the department but hopefully that will soon be rectified :-) If I don't find what I need on the internet, I can always go to the national library!!! Thanks heaps to whoever can help.
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