Class 12 Physics Electromagnetic Induction Faradays laws of Induction

Faraday’s laws of Induction

First law: -

  • According to the first law an emf is induced in the circuit whenever the amount of magnetic flux linked with a circuit changes.
  • Current was induced because of magnetic flux, as there is some current in the circuit therefore there will be some emf flowing in the circuit.
  • Whenever the amount of magnetic flux linked with the circuit changes only at that time emf is induced.
  • The induced emf will be there till there is change in the flux.
  • When the magnet was moved then only there was change in the flux.
  • As the magnet is moving the number of magnetic lines crossing the area is also changing.
  • There is a change in the flux therefore there is induced emf.
  • If the magnet is not moving, there will be no change in the amount of magnetic flux so there is no induced current.


Second law: -

  • According to the second law the magnitude of the induced emf in a circuit is equal to the time rate of change of magnetic flux through the circuit.
  • Emf which is induced will depend upon rate at which the magnetic flux is changing.
  • Mathematically:-
    • Let Φ1 = flux at initial time t=0.
    • Φ2 = flux after time t.
    • Rate of change of flux=(Φ2 – Φ1)/t =dΦ/dt
  • According to Faraday’s law:-
    • Induced emf e ∝ (dΦ/dt)
    • Experimentally the constant of proportionality was found to be 1 in all cases.
  • Therefore e=(dΦ/dt)
    • Consider a coil which has N number of turns;Therefore
    • e = N(dΦ/dt)

Problem:- A circular coil of radius 10 cm, 500 turns and resistance 2 Ω is placedwith its plane perpendicular to the horizontal component of the earth’smagnetic field. It is rotated about its vertical diameter through 180°in 0.25 s. Estimate the magnitudes of the emf and current induced inthe coil. Horizontal component of the earth’s magnetic field at theplace is 3.0 × 10–5 T.


Initial flux through the coil,

ΦB (initial) = BA cos θ

= 3.0 × 10–5 × (π ×10–2) × cos 0º

= 3π × 10–7 Wb

Final flux after the rotation,

ΦB (final) = 3.0 × 10–5 × (π ×10–2) × cos 180°

= –3π × 10–7 Wb

Therefore, estimated value of the induced emf is,

ε = N (ΔΦ/Δt)

= 500 × (6π × 10–7)/0.25

= 3.8 × 10–3 V

I = ε/R = 1.9 × 10–3 A

Note that the magnitudes of ε and I are the estimated values. Theirinstantaneous values are different and depend upon the speed ofrotation at the particular instant. 

Problem:- A small piece of metal wire is dragged across the gap between the pole pieces of a magnet in 0.5s.The magnetic flux between the pole pieces is known to be 8x10-4 Wb. Estimate the emf induced in the wire?


dΦ = 8x10-4 Wb

dt =0.5s

e= - (dΦ/dt) =- (8x10-4) / (0.5)


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