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electromagnetic field

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Hi Everyone,

I would like to know what circuit would create an electromagnetic field and what circuit would detect this field.

Thanks in advance :D


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A small coil of insulated wire wound around a nail in series with a 1.5 volt battery will create an electromagnetic field. Current flowing in any conductor creates a em field. A magnetic compass can be deflected if close enough.

A little more elaborate demonstration is a transformer. With alternating current or pulsating direct current a magnetic field is generated when current flows thru the windings. A current flow is generated in the secondary - an attached lightbulb can be the "detector" - a digital voltmeter is a bit more elaborate and has the advantage of broader range.
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