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physics

04/04/2014
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What are eddy currents and why do they make a magnet fall slowly through a copper pipe

  Magnets are fascinating – there are many things about magnets for which the only explanation seems to be magic! The best place to find out about magnet-related phenomena is of course here, on our blog – and YouTube. The most viewed videos showing super-strong magnets falling through copper pipes alone have amassed an incredible 8 million views and counting. What you are seeing in these videos is of course a demonstration of eddy currents in action. Here we will explain what is going on.