You have 2 magnets separated by a distance. The top magnet has its south end facing the north end of the other magnet thus forming a magnetic field. Finally you insert a loop of copper wire (the pic shows a copper tube though) between the two magnets with the open ends perpendicular to the surfaces of the magnets. Is there an attractive magnetic force that tends to pull the loop in, like a magnet pulls on a paper clip? Or do you need to push the loop in against a repulsive force? Explain.
no equations but eddy currents may be relevant.
The Attempt at a Solution
Ok, so my best guess is that as you put the loop between the two magnets an eddy current is formed and just wants to hold the piece of copper loop in place so you need to push it into the field. Does this sound right or am I way off base?