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How to find Peak Electric and Magnetic fields of a Coaxial Cable?

By this I don't mean the simple statics problem. Lets say I have the power that'll flow through the cable, the frequency of the signal, and a standard data sheet for the cable, such as this one. How ...
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Battery life vs more power?

We are making in my intro to engineering class, an object that can travel about 20ft. We are only allowed a 1 AA 1.5v battery and motor. I was thinking we could trade battery life to increase the ...
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Intuitive explanation of Skin Effect?

I'm trying to wrap my head round Skin Depth, we've derived the wave equation from Maxwell's equations, using the conditions that it's a "good conductor" ρ = 0, σ >> ωε and ...
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How does a transformer transmit power from the primary to the secondary?

I'm trying to get my head wrapped around transformer operation and in the process regretting the times I snoozed in my Electromagnetics class as a EE student back when I was a lad :) I'm looking for ...
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Distributed parameters of an unknown conductor

I have been asked in my assignment to find the values of the four distributed parameters R, L, G, and C for the following transmission line: A 790 m length of 50 Hz power transmission line is ...
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AC Power loss of inductor in a buck converter

I have a custom piece of equipment that gives a value for AC power loss (Pac) for an inductor plugged into an internal buck converter circuit. The custom equipment has an oscilloscope which is ...
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Explanation for: A monopole antenna must contain a resistor (or equivalent) and therefore must have 2 terminals?

Could someone explain why this sentence makes sense: A monopole antenna transfers energy from electrical domain to the electromagnetic domain, hence must contain (equivalently) a resistor, hence ...
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Why do some electrical devices have a ground and others don't?

I noticed in my kitchen that the toast oven and the range hood had a ground fault, first by using a voltage detector pen, when getting near it the pen would activate from a distance (around 5cm ...
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Contactless detection of current

So I'm wondering if it's possible to detect a current passing through a specific cable inside a bunch, without being able to touch the cable at all... In other words : Is it possible to detect the ...
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Troubleshooting small home made electromagnet

I used bolt cutters to cut a piece from one of those wire campaign poster sign legs, took that piece and wrapped it (all in the same direction) with wire that was unwrapped from a small fan motor, ...
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What exactly are surface charges and what do they do?

How does the voltage/electric field of the battery relate to the surface charges on the wire? What determines the amount of surface charge on the wire? (Why more near the battery, less farther ...
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Calculating energy accumulated in toroidal coil

That's a cross section of said coil. My question, is since there are two different permeabilities, can I split it into two toroidal coils, with unique permeabilities, or should I've done the ...
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Magnet Wire vs Resistance Wire - What's the difference

What's the difference between magnet wire and resistance wire? Which is better for building an electromagnet? Resistance Wire Magnet Wire
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Voltage between two points of a square contour in a magnetic field

a,d,R is given. Current of infinitely long wire is \$ i(t)=I \cos(\omega t) \$ I get the flux derive it over time what to do with R? The solution in the book is: ...
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How does a synchronous motor know to increase current when the mechanical load is increased?

Consider a very simple singe phase synchronous motor, such as the one shown in figure 1. This motor will not be self starting, but if an AC voltage is applied and the permanent magnet is given an ...
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Magnetic torque on a loop current, nonuniform field

Magnetic torque from a wire of charge. I = 2oA, a=1m. The equation that I think is the one for this problem is $$M=mXB $$ (vector product of moment=I*S and Induction) I tried calculating moment as ...
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How to connect a microcontroller to a magnetic coil loop?

I generated a 10MHz square wave from one output pin of a microcontroller using on and off mechanism. I want to give this as an input to the coil.I can connect the output pin to the one end of coil, ...
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Is the scalar wave phenomenon real, and if so, why is it not much in practical use?

There are a bunch of videos on YouTube describing something called scalar waves (sometimes referred to as "superluminal"). Two examples are this one: Superluminal Scalar Waves for Communications ...
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SMD thin/thick film resistor in external Magnetic field

I have an application where the need is to use SMD and MELF type resistors that have tolerance of 0.05%. I prefer the Vishay thin film resistors. Then comes another constrain -> The entire PCB needs ...
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Same length single wire electromagnet vs multiple wire

This might be more of a Physics question, but I will try it here first.. Today I was experimenting with making electromagnets from 30 AWG copper magnetic wire. I cut two pieces of wire of the same ...
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How does electricity move when slowed down?

Everything I know about the basics of how electricity works assumes that everything happens instantly, which obviously can't be true since it would violate causality. So say you have a battery and a ...
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Why does a metal sheet block all noise, but not when wrapped around a cable?

If I place a flat sheet of aluminum foil between a near-field probe and a noisy wire, the sheet completely blocks the noise. However, if that sheet is then wrapped around the wire, it seems to have no ...
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What kind of electronics (if any) would stop functioning if earth's magnetic poles suddenly switched places?

If earth's magnetic poles suddenly switched places, would electronics continue working as normally? Would there be any visible signs in the electronics that a pole shift has taken place? How about ...
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Moving a small pin up and down using <12v

Hobbyist here. I'd like to move a pin up and down using <12v. How can I do that. I don't wanna do it the mechanical way as I have three of them. my first option is using a servo in vertical way ...
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Induced-EMF due to the induced magnetic field of a wire?

If a current carrying wire is placed inside a magnetic field(B), the wire will produce it's own magnetic field that will oppose the applied external magnetic field(B). Due to the two fields opposing ...
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Forces, on a wire in motion in a magnetic field?

When a wire is placed inside a magnetic field, and current starts to flow in that wire, and that wire experiences the Lorentz force = \$ I\ell\times B \$, and begins to move, aside from Induced ...
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Why would induced EMF be zero?

If a rectangle loop would move inside a magnetic field, would the induced ϵ be zero? Why would it? Is it due to the induced ϵ canceling out? Being in series and in opposition? If it we're a single ...
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What to expect when i place a diode in magnetic field

I am designing a PCB that senses basic NTC values and converts it into digital format. The problem is the entire PCB is above a magnet(about 70mT at the board) that is moving. Hence i want to know ...
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bipolar linear hall effect sensor choice

ANSWER: This is the best one I found for my purpose mouser.be/new/Texas-Instruments/ti-drv5053-hall-effect-sensor I'm doing a project where I use Hall effect sensor as a proximity meter. Using to ...
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Net Lorentz force?

From the following diagram: Each (golden) wire is exposed to the magnetic field \$B\$, while as the black wires are not. Assume current supplied from the power supply to be \$50A\$, length \$L\$, ...
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CST 3-D FDTD simulation

I am working on FDTD simulation of any space. I can work with Matlab and C code for 1D and 2D case but for 3D case it becomes complicated so I want to use CST microwave studio. I want to run simple ...
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Can an electromagnetic field be created in a non-metallic coil?

OK, so here's a simple one. When current flows through a wire, it produces a tiny magnetic field. If you bend the wire into a spiral, the fields of each loop merge together forming a field you can ...
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Direction of current flow?

From the following diagrams: Are the current directions correct? Based on where the terminals are connected on both conductors?
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Does this article contradicts my textbook?

In my textbook it says that when you apply a voltage to a system the electrons start moving between the atoms in the wires following the direction of the field. Something like this: ...
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Appropriate shapes of an Electromagnet

What is/are the thumb rules for determining an appropriate shape of an electromagnet? By appropriate I mean having a reasonable amount of attraction/repel strength towards metal pieces. If I were to ...
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Induced EMF of a slope wire?

If a single wire is moving at \$v\$, inside a magnetic field \$B\$, with length \$L\$ then induced EMF is:$$\epsilon\ = -vBL$$ That is for a vertical wire that's motion is perpendicular to a magnetic ...
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MHz EF-probe/sensor design

So I have a coil (sender) with a signal of the following approx specifications, for which I want to build an electric field sensor (receiver coil/probe), or alternatively an EMF-probe, if ...
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Effect Of Electronic Devices In Close Proximity

From reading other posts, it seems like electromagnetic induction is the greatest threat to electronic devices these days with either traditional HDDs or newer SSDs. Since current in a wire creates ...
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Hendo: Does it need a specific floor? [closed]

Does the Hendo board need a specific floor underneath it? https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/142464853/hendo-hoverboards-worlds-first-real-hoverboard
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Can AC mains induce a negative voltage in my photodetector circuit?

A smart meter, such as the one in the picture below emits a red light from an LED based on the power consumption (while I was measuring it, it was around 7 sec on 7 sec off i.e. ~0.25kw). The ...
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How to Run 12v 1A Electromagnet From Arduino (3v) Without External Power Supply

I have a project that I am working on that uses a micro controller to control an electromagnet that I want to run with a 3.7 volt battery. I would like to reverse the polarization on the electromagnet ...
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Estimate current through inductor in DC circuit with PWM control

I am designing a circuit to control an electromagnet (coil with iron core) through a N-channel MOSFET driven by a PWM signal. I can't figure out how to derive the relationship between the PWM duty ...
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What does it mean for a voltage to be attenuated by X dB [duplicate]

Say that a signal is passing through a medium, and in the middle of it, the amplitude of that signal drops by 90%, in this case I would just say that the media attenuates the amplitude by X factor. ...
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Induced EMF of a horizontal wire vs vertical wire?

From the diagrm above, would the horizontal wire induce EMF = -vBL? All of the examples on motional EMF are based on the vertical wire, what about ones that are horizontal that have the same ...
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Two wires induced-EMF?

Is there an induced-EMF from two wires being close to each other (d = 1mm)? I'm assuming since each wire has its own magnetic field. Only in the beginning when current starts to flow and then ...
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Waveguides: How can you propagate at only one frequency?

In a rectangular waveguide, we know we can find cut off frequency as a function of mode and geometry. Is there a way to design the waveguide so to ensure that we can limit the frequency of ...
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Magnetic flux outside a solenoid perpendicular to the direction of axis of solenoid

I know that using straight forward Biot-Svart law it is possible to calculate field inside a solenoid or at a point on an axis away from the circular coil. Now is it possible to calculate the Flux ...
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How can I combine my knowledge of signal processing with electromagnetic physics? [closed]

Now at University I've learnt both signal processing and electromagnetics, I am curious as to how these two areas can be combined into one. For example, in signal processing you are required to find ...
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Maximizing force of magnetic mass accelerator

I am planning to build a coil gun to fire small neodymium magnets out of a pipe. For this I am planning to use a large 400 Farad 2.7 Volt capacitor. I am wondering how many coils of wire I should ...
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Thickness of low frequency Mu shield calculation

I am dealing with a low frequency varying magnetic field, say 10 - 100Hz with a magnitude of 0.8T. It seems shielding at this frequency gets tricky. Even though Mu is capable of doing it, there should ...