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Rectangular coil in a galvanometer

  1. May 23, 2005 #1
    Good day everyone, I was wondering how would you determine the magnetic field within a square coil? My colleague and I are trying to write a lab up on tangent galvanometers, but all we can find are models with circular coils, and ours is square. Any help is appreciated.
     
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  3. May 23, 2005 #2

    OlderDan

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    Are you trying to find the magnetic field produced by the coil, or are you trying to find the torque on the coil because it is carrying a current in a magnetic field? The latter is the usual problem one has to deal with when talking about meters, and it is easier to do for a square than for a circle. The field produced by a square coil at all points in the vacinity of the coil is not a trivial task, and I suspect that is not what you are being asked to do.
     
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