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This year the Earth is being subjected to a high amount of solar activity due to the sunspot cycle being close to its maximum. This has an effect on the Earth's magnetic field. While small, the magnetic flux was able to be detected using a magnetometer built from a pair of magnets and a mirror suspended from a nylon thread. A change in the magnetic field of the Earth causes a slight rotation of the magnet which can be detected using laser light reflected off the mirror into a detector.

Publication Date

4-17-2013

Project Designation

Course Project

Primary Advisor

Mohamed Ahoujja

Primary Advisor's Department

Physics

Keywords

Stander Symposium poster

Comments

This poster reflects research conducted as part of course project designed to give students experience in the research process.

Detecting Changes in the Earth's Magnetic Field

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