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ERIC Number: EJ818427
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Maglev for Students
Kraftmakher, Yaakov
European Journal of Physics, v29 n4 p663-669 Jul 2008
An experiment and a demonstration concerning transport by magnetic levitation (Maglev) are described. The lift, drag and radial forces on a magnet placed over a rotating conducting disc are measured versus the rotation frequency. The experiment relates to important topics of electromagnetism and could be a useful addition to the undergraduate physics laboratory. The clearly seen electrodynamic suspension is an attractive classroom demonstration. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A