The Magnetic Force Three Wires model investigates the force between long straight current-carrying wires. Initially, the simulation shows a cross-section view of three long straight parallel wires, each on the corner of an equilateral triangle. The wires carry currents that have different magnitudes, and the currents are directed either into or out of the page. The task in this simulation is to rank the wires based on the magnitude of their currents, from largest to smallest.
The Magnetic Force Three Wires model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the ejs_bu_Three_Wires.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.
This is part of a collection of similar tutorial simulations created by the author.
Magnetic Force Three Wires Source Code
Source Code for the Magnetic Force Three Wires model. The source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the model. Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS. download 5kb .zip
Last Modified: April 13, 2010
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