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Could one use magnets to create friction and thrust

  1. Dec 15, 2015 #1
    if I had a motor with a pendulum and a magnet at the end of it, and attached to this motor was a frame holding a another magnet that is close enough to the pendulum to exert force on it when it is horizontally positioned would that force make friction with the inside of the motor creating thrust in the opposite direction when the motor is spinning? to make the whole thing levetate
     
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  3. Dec 15, 2015 #2

    CWatters

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    I can't follow your description without a diagram. How do you attach a pendulum (which oscillates) to a motor (which doesn't)?

    Would it levitate? No.
     
  4. Dec 15, 2015 #3

    A.T.

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    Me neither. But in general, you can make things levitate with magnets:

     
  5. Dec 15, 2015 #4

    CWatters

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    OP said "the whole thing" :-)
     
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