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## Homework Statement

please refer to this website

http://www.nikhef.nl/~h73/kn1c/praktikum/phywe/LEP/Experim/4_3_04.pdf

bascially it wants me to measure torque as a function of

1) strength of magnetic field between 2 helmholtz current coil (constant b-field)

2) angle between the magnetic field and the magnetic moment

3) strength of the magnetic moment

## The Attempt at a Solution

can anyone enlighten me what the experiment wants me to find exactly?

it seems to be asking me to measure torque, but how do i measure torque?

torque = magnetic moment X mag field = uBsin(Theta)

so since the B-field is constant between the helmholtz current coil,

for 1) i am suppose to vary the current in the coil to produce different strength of constant B-field right?

2) since the conductor is suspended in air, how am i suppose to hold it still to vary the angle? since the b-field of the helmholtz loops are always the same.

3)since B-field is cconstant, i can only vary mag moment, so u = current x area of coil, so since area of coil is constant, i can vary current only

**Last but most important, how am i suppose to measure the TORQUE physically? the picture kind of shows a measuring rotating stuff on top but i have no idea what it means?**

can torque be measured physically? thanks

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