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Electromagnitic engine

  1. Jul 11, 2015 #1
    Is there any engine which works using electromagnet?
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  3. Jul 11, 2015 #2


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    When people first started to make electric motors they copied the steam engine, with a reciprocating mechanism. One is illustrated in my old book and is called the Magneto Electric Engine, and has a connecting rod and flywheel. You may will find these in science museums - I think they have one at the Royal Institution in London. Later on it was found that rotary engines were better.
  4. Jul 11, 2015 #3
    All electric motors work using electromagnets.
  5. Jul 11, 2015 #4
    I'm not asking for electric motor.
    Is there any engine, in which piston movement is controlled by electromagnets?
  6. Jul 12, 2015 #5


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    Mag-lev trains.
  8. Jul 12, 2015 #7
    I'm asking for engine
  9. Jul 12, 2015 #8


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    Straight from:


    Engine is described as:
    So you want a heat engine as described by definition #1 that uses electromagnets instead of heat? If so it is no longer considered an engine by definition. So are you still going to get hung up on words and definitions? Live by strict definitions, die by strict definitions.
  10. Jul 12, 2015 #9


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    This link might be of interest, a V6 engine using solenoids.
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