This applet illustrates that a current can be induced by changing the area of a coil in a constant magnetic field. By Faraday's Law: the induced current is proportional to the rate of the change of flux in a loop of wire. With magnetic flux being defined as the product of the magnitude of the magnetic field and the area of the loop. The direction of the current is found from Len's Law: The induced current produces an induced magnetic field that opposes the change of flux causing the current.

Last modified: June 20, 1997