The principles of electromagnetic induction are applied in many devices and systems, including:
- Current clamp.
- Electric generators.
- Electromagnetic forming.
- Graphics tablet.
- Hall effect meters.
- Induction cooking.
- Induction motors.
- Induction sealing.
How is an electromagnet controlled?
Besides their strength, another pro of electromagnets is the ability to control them by controlling the electric current. Turning the current on or off turns the magnetic field on or off. The amount of current flowing through the coil can also be changed to control the strength of the electromagnet.
How do we use electromagnets in everyday life?
Electromagnets are very widely used in electric and electromechanical devices, including:
- Motors and generators.
- Electric bells and buzzers.
- Loudspeakers and headphones.
- Actuators such as valves.
- Magnetic recording and data storage equipment: tape recorders, VCRs, hard disks.
- MRI machines.
What are the main features of an electromagnet?
The main properties of an Electromagnet are: (i) An electromagnet is temporary in nature. (ii) An electromagnet is made of a soft iron core. (iii) The magnetic field strength can be changed. (iv) An electromagnet can be easily demagnetized by switching off the current.
What is difference between bar magnet and electromagnet?
Hint The basic difference between them is that a bar magnet is a permanent magnet whereas an electromagnet is a temporary magnet. An electromagnet is formed when an electric current is passed through wires wound around soft metalcore. An electromagnet loses its magnetism once the current flow is stopped.
How do you divert a magnetic field?
By placing a material of high permeability (or at least a permeability higher than the region in question) around the region you wish to shield, you effectively offer the field lines a better path to travel. The magnetic lines take that path and stay out of the region you wanted to shield.