ERIC Number: EJ859377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Motional Mechanisms of Homopolar Motors & Rollers
Wong, H. K.
Physics Teacher, v47 n7 p463-465 Oct 2009
The strong Nd[subscript 2]Fe[subscript 14]B permanent magnet has facilitated development of various fascinating yet simple homopolar motors. However, the physics of these devices is often not explained, or is explained incorrectly. A major concern is that Newton's third law was overlooked in some of the earlier articles. In this paper, I will employ this law in explaining the motional mechanisms of these devices.
Descriptors: Magnets, Motion, Physics, Science Instruction, Engines, Mechanics (Physics), Energy, Scientific Concepts
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