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Fluid mechanics observation relative to neodymium magnets question.

  1. Jan 9, 2012 #1
    Watch this video first, please. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ghBUcQG1lQ&feature=related ).

    I had been imagining magnetism in general as fluid motion and not like it is portrayed now days for the last few years. Disregarding the hundreds of notes and all that, what I did notice was this video along with my idea of all forms of magnetism being fluid like in their nature. For this example (relative to this video) I took six once inch long 1/5th diameter cylindrical magnets and aligned them to where they established and held the shape of the fluid mechanics past stationary cylinders from the video link.

    The video helps illustrate the arrangement of the cylindrical magnets. It's Like if 1 = north and south = 0 ... the hexagonal arrangement turns up 1-0-1-0-1-0, in a ring. Like in the video, you have the northern most vortex spinning clockwise, and the southern most (degree wise) moving counter clockwise. So 1 = North and 0 = South. With that, in the video for certain, the 1-0-1-0-1-0 (in a ring) exchanges energy well and maintains its structure because of that exchange of motion and the direction, energy.

    So with that, when you go from the fluids to the actual hexagon arrangement of magnets, you have a non-changing structure in the 1-0-1-0-1-0 ring arrangement. They form up and hold just like the fluids in the video. But what is confusing is that on the opposite end of the cylinder magnets you have 0-1-0-1-0-1 ring (and motion arrangement). In the video fluid example I think that, if you were to mirror the motion, you would obviously achieve the same results.

    So considering the magnets... on one side the magnets are in the 1-0-1-0-1-0 ring and the bottom of that is the 0-1-0-1-0-1 arrangement (opposite vortex motion for both poles). This opposite motion sustains the forces and keeps the magnets in that hexagon shape, like in the video. I've shown this to plenty of educated technical college students and an atmospheric professor, but the problem is always the same. What keeps the magnets snug in that hexagon shape? Not just in my fluid concept of magnetism, but in the traditional sense of electromagnetic fields being arranged like this, and holding their shape for as long as no one messes around with them beyond holding them/poking them.
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