Linear induction to produce heat in a nichrome wire - Possible?

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linear induction to produce heat in a nichrome wire - Possible??

I'm attempting to design a device that will use the same principals as the faraday flashlight. Wherein a rare earth magnet slides back and forth inside of a copper solenoid coil, which generates a current. My device would then have the current pass through a highly resistive wire (likely nichrome 20 gauge or higher) to generate heat.
My question is: with the following design constraints is it possible to produce enough current to generate heat in the nichrome wire.
The maximum distance of the tube is 380mm. The maximum diameter of the rare earth magnet is 6.5 mm, but the length could be up to 380mm because multiple magnets could be put in series to create one long slider. Obviously if the magnet is 380mm long it won't be able to slide, so I a smaller length would have to be used. The length of the copper solenoid coil could be 380mm and the maximum outer diameter of the device could be 12.5mm, therefore with the copper wire wrapped around an 8.5mm diameter plastic tube it could be wrapped to a thickness of 4mm (not sure what this would translate to in rotations, also not sure of the best gauge of copper wire to use).
The rare earth magnet would go through one full cycle per second when the device is in use.
Any advice or help is greatly appreciated!
 

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Yes, any current produces heat.

But I think you want "sufficient" heat to meet your objective. But you didn't say what your objective is.
 

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