Physics Practicals Class 10

Magnetic Field Due to Current Carrying Straight conductor

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About Simulation

  • By engaging with this simulation, you will understand how magnetic fields are generated by current-carrying conductors.
  • With this simulation, you can learn to set up a basic circuit featuring a current-carrying wire, rheostat, ammeter, battery, and plug key. By following the steps within the virtual environment, you can master the practical aspects of creating and controlling electric currents.
  • Utilizing the simulation, you will have the opportunity to observe and analyze the arrangement of iron filings, offering a visual representation of the magnetic field surrounding the conductor.
  • Through experimentation within the simulated environment, you can investigate the impact of altering current intensity on the strength of the magnetic field. By adjusting parameters and observing the resulting changes, you will gain insight into the relationship between current flow and magnetic field strength.

Physics Practical Class

  • In conclusion, by actively participating in this simulation, you will acquire a comprehensive understanding of current-carrying conductors and their associated magnetic fields.

Simulation Details

Duration – 30 Minutes
Easily Accessible
Languages – Odia & English
Platforms – Android & Windows


  1. The magnetic effect of electric current is one of the major effects of electric current in use, without the applications of which we cannot have motors in the existing world.
  2. A current-carrying conductor creates a magnetic field around it, which can be comprehended by using magnetic lines of force or magnetic field lines.
  3. The nature of the magnetic field lines around a straight current-carrying conductor is concentric circles with a centre at the axis of the conductor.
  4. The strength of the magnetic field created depends on the current through the conductor.
  5. The direction of the magnetic field lines of force around a conductor is given by Maxwell’s right-hand grip rule or the right-handed corkscrew rule. Imagine that you are holding a current-carrying straight conductor in your right hand such that the thumb points towards the direction of the current. Then, your fingers will wrap around the conductor in the direction of the field lines of the magnetic field. This is known as the right-hand thumb rule.

Requirements for this Science Experiment

  • Battery
  • Plug key
  • Wires
  • Voltmeter
  • Ammeter
  • Meter scale

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