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Induction, and Lenz

  1. Jul 20, 2008 #1
    So... am I understanding this right? Does Lenz's law suggest that the velocity of a magnet dropping (gravity) into a tube of coils will decelerate as it passes?

    By decelerate, I mean actually not accelerate as quickly as it would without coils around it.

    I am an idiot. Thanks in advance.
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  3. Jul 21, 2008 #2


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    If that coil is closed and if this gives rise to a current, yes.
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