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Henry's method

Experiment Setup

Magnetization

  1. Wrap a steel needle with insulated wire;
  2. Connect the wire with power supply operating under constant current mode. A small resistor of 2Ohm is connected in serial with the coil.

Measurement

  1. Fix the compass on the table, record the initial position of compass needle;
  2. Put the tip of the steel needle at a fixed position (as marked in the figure), perpendicular with the initial orientation of compass needle;
  3.  Read the deflection angle of compass needle;

Setup based on Henry's method