OpenStax CNX

You are here: Home » Content » The Hall Effect

About: The Hall Effect

Module by: OpenStax College. E-mail the author

View the content: The Hall Effect


Name: The Hall Effect
ID: m42377
Language: English (en)
  • Describe the Hall effect.
  • Calculate the Hall emf across a current-carrying conductor.
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics, Science and Technology
Keywords: Electromotive force, Hall effect, Hall emf, Magnet, Magnetic field, Magnetic force, Magnetism, Voltage
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (
Copyright Holders: Rice University (
Maintainers: OSC Physics Maintainer (, OpenStax College (

Latest version: 1.2 (history)
First publication date: Jan 17, 2012 3:04 pm +0000
Last revision to module: Jun 11, 2012 5:01 pm +0000


PDF: m42377_1.2.pdf PDF file, for viewing content offline and printing. Learn more.
XML: m42377_1.2.cnxml XML that defines the structure and contents of the module, minus any included media files. Can be reimported in the editing interface. Learn more.

Version History

Version: 1.3 Sep 9, 2013 3:42 pm +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
fixed solutions

Version: 1.2 Jun 11, 2012 5:01 pm +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer Currently viewing this version.
initial content publication

Version: 1.1 Jan 20, 2012 5:49 pm +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
Created module

How to Reuse and Attribute This Content

If you derive a copy of this content using a OpenStax-CNX account and publish your version, proper attribution of the original work will be automatically done for you.

If you reuse this work elsewhere, in order to comply with the attribution requirements of the license (CC-BY 3.0), you must include

  • the authors' names: OpenStax College
  • the title of the work: The Hall Effect
  • the OpenStax-CNX URL where the work can be found:

See the citation section below for examples you can copy.

How to Cite and Attribute This Content

The following citation styles comply with the attribution requirements for the license (CC-BY 3.0) of this work:

American Chemical Society (ACS) Style Guide:

OpenStax College. The Hall Effect, OpenStax-CNX Web site., Jun 11, 2012.

American Medical Assocation (AMA) Manual of Style:

OpenStax College. The Hall Effect [OpenStax-CNX Web site]. June 11, 2012. Available at:

American Psychological Assocation (APA) Publication Manual:

OpenStax College. (2012, June 11). The Hall Effect. Retrieved from the OpenStax-CNX Web site:

Chicago Manual of Style (Bibliography):

OpenStax College. "The Hall Effect." OpenStax-CNX. June 11, 2012.

Chicago Manual of Style (Note):

OpenStax College, "The Hall Effect," OpenStax-CNX, June 11, 2012,

Chicago Manual of Style (Reference, in Author-Date style):

OpenStax College. 2012. The Hall Effect. OpenStax-CNX, June 11, 2012.

Modern Languages Association (MLA) Style Manual:

OpenStax College. The Hall Effect. OpenStax-CNX. 11 June 2012 <>.