The book I am working through is beginning to dive into induced currents and Lenz's Law. When a conductor is moving perpendicular to a magnetic field, the charge carriers inside will experience a magnetic force; This causes the charges to move. Eventually, the electric field from the charge separation will be so strong that the electric forces on the charges will be equal and opposite to the magnetic force. The presence of an electric field implies an electric potential difference. The epd is commonly known as a motional emf for this specific type of scenario...Slap on some wires and you get a current. So now let's say I drop a magnet through a loop of wire. The relative motion of the field lines and the charges inside the conductor are parallel; The charges should not be experiencing a magnetic force, hence no motional emf. But nonetheless an induced current occurs. My book introduced induced currents by demonstrating motional emf. But now we have moved onto Lenz's Law and motion does not seem to matter. Only changes in magnetic flux seem to matter. Even by changing the strength of a stationary magnet, an induced current will occur in a stationary coil. I'm having a hard time identifying the why the current occurs simply because of a change in flux. It seems like motion can explain it, but only when the conductor is moving perpendicular to the magnetic field.