Maglev for students

Yaakov Kraftmakher

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)663-669
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2008


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