Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2002 13:48:56 -0500

Author: Gerald Zani

Subject: Re: mod on eddy current

Post:

Sam,

Thanks for the Just-In-Time idea. My Fac really liked it and will use it
tomorrow. Jerry


At 10:35 AM 11/7/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>I bought some of those cool NdFeB magnetic spheres for various demos.
>Here's a way cooler way to show the Eddy current tube.
>
>First, roll the ball down a long piece of flat plastic. It's not very
>spectacular, you get just what you expect. Then roll it down a long
>piece of copper. I'm using a piece of 1/8" x 8" x 36" OFHC. The ball
>very slowly rolls down the new incline. Repeat this several times until
>the copper is vertical. It's just too cool!
>
>The sheet is much cheaper than the thick walled tube, and much lighter
>too.
>
>Sam

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