1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Couple questions regarding the following image: What is meant when the problem states that "steady state can be achieved"? Will current be induced in this set up due to the acceleration to the right? For example, would I go Fg1-Fg2-Ffriction= Fmagnetic, and from there calculate the velocity of the bar at steady state? Will the bar even be moving to the right in steady state? I cant seem to find any notes regarding this. How does one determine the direction? I found this type of question easier when there was an actual current through the system.. Any help is appreciated.