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Schools Faraday rotation experiment for a high school student?

  1. May 4, 2016 #1
    Is it possible to replicate the Faraday rotation experiment for a high school junior? I am in honors physics (IB) and have been taught about waves, electromagnetism, energy transfers, etc. My physics teacher will guide me if I choose to do this. Is the experiment too ambitious?
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  3. May 4, 2016 #2


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    We have a big demountable transformer kit, with big coils and iron cores, and the instruction book includes a Faraday Rotation experiment. I will have a look at the handbook tomorrow. The transformer windings are about the size of a coffee cup, to give you an idea, so you need a big magnet to do it. I think the light beam is passed through glass.
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