Hi, this is my first post here. I know that, according to Lenz's law, if you drop a magnet inside a copper tube and let it fall, its movement will cause an induced current, which will slow it down in turn. However, my drawings make me believe that the direction of such current should be one below the magnet, and the other above it. For example, if the magnet is falling with its South pole down, it will induce current in a direction such that a South pole will appear right below it. However, its North pole is falling on the other side, which would also cause a South pole to appear right above it due to an induced current. But doesn't this mean that there are opposite current directions at each side of the tube? If so, how can this happen physically? If we think about many individual spirals, instead of a single tube, everything seems to work fine, with current flowing in different directions for different spirals; however, I can't visualize the same happening within a continuous material. Any thoughts on this? Thanks!