Wireless power transfer in the classroom
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Traditional methods of teaching magnetic induction with lab investigations using a battery, wire and compass are best reserved for demonstration purposes to introduce this particular topic. The modern student who sits in a physics course also lives in a world filled with an increasing number of small portable devices that will eventually be charged wirelessly using some form of magnetic induction. The topic of magnetic induction needs to be placed in the modern context it deserves since the future of transmitting power will eventually be through wireless means. The wireless power transfer kit described in this report is designed to improve student understanding and the application of magnetic induction in an engaging, relevant manner.