Discontinuous voltage graph for bullet going through metal coils

In summary, the conversation discusses the discontinuity of the graphs for ##V_1## and ##V_2## where they cross the time axis. It is suggested that this is simply a drawing issue and not related to the physics, as the voltage induced is proportional to the change in the B-field through the loops. It is recommended to ask a TA or professor informally if this confusion is affecting the ability to solve the homework problem.
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ChiralSuperfields
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Homework Statement
Please see below
Relevant Equations
Please see below
For this problem,
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The solution is,
1674781318510.png

However, dose anybody please know why the graphs for ##V_1## and ##V_2## are discontinuous where they cross the time axis?

Many thanks!
 
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Callumnc1 said:
Homework Statement:: Please see below
Relevant Equations:: Please see below

However, dose anybody please know why the graphs for and are discontinuous where they cross the time axis?
It only looks like a drawing issue, not something to do with the physics. The voltage induced is just proportional to the change in the B-field through the loops, which is certainly continous in the real world. Is this confusion affecting your ability to solve your homework problem, or just a curiousity at this point?

If (b), I would recommend that you just ask a TA or the professor informally when you next see them.
 
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berkeman said:
It only looks like a drawing issue, not something to do with the physics. The voltage induced is just proportional to the change in the B-field through the loops, which is certainly continous in the real world. Is this confusion affecting your ability to solve your homework problem, or just a curiousity at this point?

If (b), I would recommend that you just ask a TA or the professor informally when you next see them.
Thanks for your help @berkeman ! Just (b) at this point, but it does sound like it drawing issue as you mention.

Thank you!
 
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