I was reading about the electrodynamic tether experiments in low earth orbits to generate electricity. I had a doubt regarding the mathematics that went behind calculating the emf across the tether. I read further and i realized they use the equation ε=Bvl, but the problem with this is that the B is not constant throughout all points in orbit. So how do you find the emf across the tether in this case where there is relative motion with velocity v and B changes at all points in the path of the wire?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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