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Inclined plane problem

  1. Oct 30, 2013 #1
    When an iron ball is allow to roll down the inclined plane such that magnet is fixed at the bottom of plane then rolling ball is attracted towards the magnet. But if two iron balls all allow to roll down then they stop in between on plane. Why
     
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  3. Oct 30, 2013 #2

    Drakkith

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    Shot in the dark, but perhaps the first ball is magnetized by the magnet as it approaches, which then attracts the second one towards it, and the friction generated between them (plus the magnetic force?) causes them to stop rolling.
     
  4. Oct 31, 2013 #3
    I agree with your answer. But is that friction enough to avoid attraction on inclined plane
     
  5. Oct 31, 2013 #4

    Drakkith

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    What do you mean by "avoid attraction on inclined plane"?
     
  6. Nov 1, 2013 #5
    Attraction towards the magnet
     
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