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Magnetic Drag

As a cart moves along an aluminum track, the magnets induce eddy currents in the track, causing magnetic drag on the cart. The magnitude of this force is measured by analyzing the deceleration of the moving cart and the relationship between the drag force and the speed of the cart is determined.


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25A_Magnetic_Drag_Data.cap 417.79 KB
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25A_Magnetic_Drag.pdf 179.38 KB
Source: Lab #25A

Comprehensive 850 Physics System

Magnetic Drag