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Homework Help: Electromagnetic Braking

  1. Oct 27, 2004 #1
    I've begun an experiment as part of my final year at college, concerned with electromagnetic braking. The experiment uses a fixed magnet to decelerate an aluminium plate moving at speed dictated by a falling mass and pulley system.

    Since i have not studied electromagnetic induction or braking in any detail i have a lack of information, which is required for my research portion of the course work. Is someone able to point me in the direction of some information or explanation about electromagnetism, specifically braking, as i am having some trouble finding information about it relating to deceleration using magnets.

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  3. Oct 27, 2004 #2


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    Have a read about Lenz's law.
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