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# Magnetic flux and EMF induction watch

1. I can't understand why it is B and not A in this case?

Thanks
2. The EMF is generated by a change in magnetic flux. That means a nonzero gradient on the flux vs time curve. At t=0, the flux is increasing (i.e. it was negative for t<0), which is already generating some EMF, which is why the EMF is positive at t=0. This is consistent with B but not A.

To check your understanding, try to work out what flux v time curve corresponds to A. It's pretty similar but there's a subtle difference around t=0.
3. (Original post by mik1a)
The EMF is generated by a change in magnetic flux. That means a nonzero gradient on the flux vs time curve. At t=0, the flux is increasing (i.e. it was negative for t<0), which is already generating some EMF, which is why the EMF is positive at t=0. This is consistent with B but not A.

To check your understanding, try to work out what flux v time curve corresponds to A. It's pretty similar but there's a subtle difference around t=0.
Thanks a lot for your help. I got what you say

Here is my attempt:

4. Perfect

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