The discovery of electromagnetic induction by Michael Faraday and Joseph Henry in 1831 has changed our understanding of electricity and magnetism. Prior to that, it was known that a battery was a source of electromotive force (emf). However, in electromagnetic induction, the changing magnetic flux through a
By the end of this topic, you should be able to:1.
Calculate the magnetic flux through a surface; 2.
Calculate the induced electromagnetic force (emf) of the electromagnetic induction process according to faraday’s and lenz’s laws; 3.
Calculate the motional emf is created in a conductor moving in a uniform magnetic field; 4.
Explain how changing magnetic fields induce circulating currents or eddy currents in conducting materials; 5.
Describe the principle of an inductor as device to store an electrical energy in the form of a magnetic field; 6.
Define self inductance and mutual inductance and apply them to related problems; 7.
Calculate the energy stored in an inductor and to define the magnetic energy density; and 8.
Describe the principle and uses of a transformer.