Who made the first electromagnet?

Answer The first electromagnet to ever be made was created by British electrical engineer William Sturgeon in 1825 based off of the discovery of electromagnetism by Hans Christian Oersted in 1820, a Danis... Read More »

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Is an electromagnet made with bar magnets?

An electromagnet is not made out of bar magnets. An electromagnet is essentially a coil of wire wrapped around a core, usually iron, that becomes the solenoid of the electromagnet. The solenoid can... Read More »

Who built the first electromagnet?

In 1820, Hans Christian Oersted (1777-1851) discovered that an electrified wire produced an magnetic field. However, the first practical electromagnet was built in 1824 by William Sturgeon (1783-18... Read More »

Who invented the first electromagnet?

Although Hans Christian Oersted (1777-1851) had realized by 1820 that an electrified wire produced a magnetic field, the first true electromagnet was invented in 1824 by William Sturgeon (1783-1850... Read More »

Where was the electromagnet first discovered?

William Sturgeon is credited as the first person to ever create an electromagnet. Sturgeon built the first practical application of an electromagnet in Britain in the year 1825. He would later inv... Read More »