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What is a Solenoid? Compare the Magnetic Field Produced by a Solenoid with the Magnetic Field of a Bar Magnet. Draw Neat Figures and Name Various Components. - Science and Technology 1

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What is a solenoid? Compare the magnetic field produced by a solenoid with the magnetic field of a bar magnet. Draw neat figures and name various components.

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Solution

A solenoid is a long straight insulated wire, such as a copper coil, often wrapped around a cylinder-shaped body. The diameter of the solenoid is lesser than its length. It produces a magnetic field when electric current is passed through it.
Magnetic field produced by a solenoid is shown below:

Magnetic field produced by a bar magnet is shown below:

On comparing field lines produced by a solenoid with that produced by a bar magnet, we observe that they are very much identical. Thus, a solenoid acts as a bar magnet when current is passed through it.

Concept: Magnetic Field Due to Current in a Loop (Or Circular Coil)
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