# Disc magnet parallel action experiment

The magnetic field of the earth can rotate a flat coil in its plane. This is explained in Earth’s magnetic field and parallel action. Will a disc magnet rotate a flat coil the same way? The magnetic field of a disc magnet is central symmetric and the field lines are contained in median planes (See Figure 1). If a flat coil is coplanar with a median plane, the Lorentz forces on the currents will be perpendicular to the plane of the coil. So, Lorentz force could not rotate the flat coil in its plane. But in my experiment the coil rotates.

Disc magnet parallel action experiment
http://pengkuanem.blogspot.com/2015/06/disc-magnet-parallel-action-experiment.html
or Disc magnet parallel action experiment (video included)

# Earth’s magnetic field and parallel action

Earth’s magnetic field and parallel action

The magnetic field of the earth is uniform on its surface. The resultant Lorentz force a uniform magnetic field exerts on a coil of any shape is zero. The torque perpendicular to a flat coil is also zero. So, a current carrying coil in the magnetic field of the earth should stay immobile. However, my experiment shows that the test coil rotates in its plane. See the video of this experiment: http://youtu.be/JKMG8jY1RRg

Earth’s magnetic field and parallel action
http://pengkuanem.blogspot.com/2015/06/earths-magnetic-field-and-parallel.html
or Earth’s magnetic field and parallel action (video included)