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Effects of Electric Current - Magnetic Effect of Electric Current

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  • Magnetic effect of current
  • Application of Magnetic effect of electric current
  1. Electromagnet
  2. Electric Bell
  3. Telephone
  • Oersted's experiment on the magnetic effect of electric current



Magnet is an object that attracts objects made of iron, cobalt and nickle. Magnet comes to rest in North – South direction, when suspended freely.

Properties of Magnet

  • A free suspended magnet always points towards the north and south direction.

  • The pole of a magnet which points toward north direction is called north pole or north-seeking.

  • The pole of a magnet which points toward south direction is called south pole or south seeking.

  • Like poles of magnets repel each other while unlike poles of magnets attract each other.

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