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WFU Physics Lecture Demonstrations

Eddy Current Tube

PIRA 5K20.21

Image:

Photo of Demo

Description:

A neodimium magnet dropped down a copper tube will take much longer to fall than if dropped in just air.

Recipe and
Location:

Copper Tube
Neodimium Magnet

Video:

Streaming Video:

None

MPG Video:

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Real Video:

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Notes:

Sometimes the magnet will get 'stuck' if it turns sideways. Hold the pipe as vertical as possible to help avoid this.

 

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