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Homework Help: Modelling the Earth's Magnetic Field

  1. May 15, 2008 #1
    hey everyone,
    this is for a school project, I'm wondering what would be the best for building a model to represent the earth's magnetic field. it has to be 3D so what would be the best way to represent this? Also it has to do a demonstration what would be a good way of demonstrating the Earth's magnetic field thru the model. Any suggestions would be Greatly appreciated.
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  3. May 15, 2008 #2
    use thin iron wires around the sphere. you need to bend them and fix them at the poles.
  4. May 15, 2008 #3
    you can hide a magnet inside the sphere which would have a similar magnetic field pattern.
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