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Force between magnets

by M.Kalai vanan
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M.Kalai vanan
May16-14, 02:59 PM
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Is there any device to measure the force between two magnet?
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The force between two magnets depends upon the geometry of the magnets, and their relative positions:

But if you can constrain their motion - put two bar magnets into a tube - you can use a simple force scale to measure the push/pull. For really close work you would use a piezo crystal, but an ordinary spring scale will work.

For example:

Pull spring scales:

Or a load cell:

Or you can just hang some weights ... and see how much it takes to break the magnetic grip. Slip something between the magnets to control the spacing.

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