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Induced emf problem

  1. Aug 17, 2008 #1
    An elastic conducting material is stretched into a horizontal circular loop of radius 20 cm and placed in a magnetic field of strength 0.5 T, directed vertically downwards.

    a. What is the magnetic flux through the loop?

    b. When released, the radius of the loop decreases at an initial rate of 50 cm/s; what is the initial emf induced in the loop?

    a. i used magnetic flux= BxS and got 0.0628Wb

    b. i tried using emf = magneticflux / dt

    an used 0.5m/s as dt an the answer for mag flux an got an emf of 0.1256V

    part a. is ryt but part b is wrong on the answers


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  3. Aug 17, 2008 #2

    Doc Al

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    The EMF equals the rate of change of the flux. 0.5 m/s is the rate of change of the radius. (Figure out the rate of change of the area of the circle.)
  4. Aug 17, 2008 #3
    so pi x 0.5^2 ?
  5. Aug 17, 2008 #4

    Doc Al

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    The flux is [itex]BA = B\pi r^2[/itex]. You need to find the rate of change of the flux: [itex]d(BA)/dt = d(B\pi r^2)/dt[/itex]. Hint: Use the chain rule.
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