This java simulation illustrates the operation of a metal detector. An animation shows the creation of a pulsed magnetic field from the detector, the induced currents in a metal object, and the resultant magnetic signal. Text explains the animation. This animation is part of a large collection of tutorial materials on electricity and magnetism and optics.
This resource is part of a larger collection on electricity and magnetism by the same authors.
%0 Electronic Source %A Davidson, Michael %D June 15, 2006 %T Molecular Expressions: How a Metal Detector Works %V 2013 %N 25 May 2013 %8 June 15, 2006 %9 application/java %U http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/detector/index.html
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