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Magnetic Force Three Wires Model Documents

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Main Document

Boston University Physics Easy Java Simulation: Magnetic Force- Three Wires 

written by Andrew Duffy

The Magnetic Force Three Wires model investigates the idea of the force between long straight current-carrying wires. Initially, the simulation sets up three long straight parallel wires, one passing through each 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 - your job is to rank the wires based on the magnitude of their currents, from largest to smallest.

Published April 13, 2010
Last Modified June 10, 2014

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Supplemental Documents

Magnetic Force Three Wires Worksheet 

Student worksheet for the Magnetic Force Three Wires model.

Last Modified April 13, 2010

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Source Code Documents

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.

Last Modified April 13, 2010

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