➣ Relation Between Magnetism and Electricity ➣ Production of Induced E.M.F. and Current ➣ Faraday’s Laws of Electromagnetic Induction ➣ Direction of Induced E.M.F. and Current ➣ Lenz’s Law ➣ Induced E.M.F. ➣ Dynamically-induced E.M.F. ➣ Statically-induced E.M.F. ➣ Self-Inductance ➣ Coefficient of Self-Inductance (L ) ➣ Mutual Inductance ➣ Coefficient of Mutual Inductance ( M ) ➣ Coefficient of Coupling ➣ Inductances in Series ➣ Inductances in Parallel
The above figure shows the picture of a hydro-electric generator. Electric generators, motors, transformers, etc., work based on the principle of electromagnetic induction
7.1. Relation Between Magnetism and Electricity
It is well known that whenever an electric current flows through a conductor, a magnetic field is immediately brought into existence in the space surrounding the conductor. It can be said that when electrons are in motion, they produce a magnetic field. The converse of this is also true i.e. when a magnetic field embracing a conductor moves relative to the conductor, it produces a flow of electrons in the conductor. This phenomenon whereby an e.m.f. and hence current (i.e. flow of electrons) is induced in any conductor which is cut across or is cut by a magnetic flux is known as electromagnetic induction. The historical background of this phenomenon is this : After the discovery (by Oersted) that electric current produces a magnetic field, scientists began to search for the converse phenomenon from about 1821 onwards. The problem they put to themselves was how to ‘convert’ magnetism into electricity. It is recorded that Michael Faraday* was in the habit of walking about with magnets in his pockets so as to constantly remind him of the problem. After nine years of continuous research and experimentation, he succeeded in producing electricity by ‘converting magnetism’. In 1831, he formulated basic laws underlying the phenomenon of electromagnetic induction (known after his name), upon which is based the operation of most of the commercial apparatus like motors, generators and transformers etc.
7.2. Production of Induced E.M.F. and Current
In Fig. 7.1 is shown an insulated coil whose terminals are connected to a sensitive galvanometer G. It is placed close to a stationary bar magnet initially at position AB (shown dotted). As seen, some flux from the N-pole of the magnet is linked with or threads through the coil but, as yet, there is no deflection of the galvanometer. Now, suppose that the magnet is suddenly brought closer to the coil in position CD (see figure). Then, it is found that there is a jerk or a sudden but a momentary deflection
in the galvanometer and that this lasts so long as the magnet is in motion relative to the coil, not otherwise. The deflection is reduced to zero when the magnet becomes again stationary at its new position CD. It should be noted that due to the approach of the magnet, flux linked with the coil is increased. Next, the magnet is suddenly withdrawn away from the coil as in Fig. 7.2. It is found that again there is a momentary deflection in the galvanometer and it persists so long as the magnet is in motion, not when it becomes stationary. It is important to note that this deflection is in a direction opposite to that of Fig. 7.1. Obviously, due to the withdrawal of the magnet, flux linked with the coil is decreased. The deflection of the galvanometer indicates the production of e.m.f. in the coil. The only cause of the production can be the sudden approach or withdrawal of the magnet from the coil. It is found that the actual cause of this e.m.f. is the change of flux linking with the coil. This e.m.f. exists so long as the change in flux exists. Stationary flux, however strong, will never induce any e.m.f. in a stationary conductor. In fact, the same results can be obtained by keeping...