# Faraday's Law help, not sure if I'm using the equations correctly.

## Homework Statement

A coil 3.55 cm radius, containing 480 turns, is placed in a uniform magnetic field that varies with time according to B = (1.20e-2 T/S)t + (3.05e-5 T/s$^{4}$ )t$^{4}$. The coil is connected to a 620 Ohm resistor, and its plane is perpendicular to the magnetic field. You can ignore the resistance of the coil.

## Homework Equations

$\Phi$$_{B}$=BA
ε = - $\frac{\Phi_{B}}{t}$

## The Attempt at a Solution

First I divided by t and removed a t from each term in "B"

r = .0355
N = 480

A = $\pi$(.0355)$^{2}$ = 3.959192142e-3
AN = (3.959192142e-3)(480) = 1.900412228

So all we're left with is:
BAN = 1.900412228 [(1.20e-2 T/S) + (3.05e-5 T/s$^{3}$ )t$^{4}$]

ε = (2.28e-2 V) + (5.80e-5 V/s$^{3}$)t$^{3}$ should be my final answer but mastering physics says I'm wrong. Please help thanks!

EDIT:

I just found a posting where they multiplied the second term in B (3.05e-5 T/s$^{3}$ )t$^{4}$ by 4. When I did that I got the correct answer! But I don't know why I would multiply the term by 4. Any thoughts?

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ε = - $\frac{\Phi_{B}}{t}$
$$ε = -\frac{d \Phi_{B}}{dt}, \ \text{ not } \ - \frac{\Phi_{B}}{t}$$