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The objective of this experiment is to use the oscillation of magnets in order to determine the earth’s magnetic field B. When we suspend magnets vertically pressing upon a wire, allow these to align in the north-south direction, and then slightly nudge these magnets, they will start oscillating in a horizontal plane. In fact, the magnets twist due to the torque exerted by the earths magnetic field.

Experiment Code 1.8A
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