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Magnetic force on a cylinder

  1. Mar 30, 2005 #1
    I am a chemistry student that is trying to calculate the magnetic force on a cylinder due to a gradient produced by sitting in an annulus. The annlus is a cylinder of height h with outer radius ro and inner radius ri. The other cylinder has height h and radius r such that a gap exists with width ri-r. This gap produces a field gradient on the centered magnetic. I am not too sazy with E&M and would appreicated any assistance. Thanks in advance.
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  3. Apr 8, 2005 #2
    I think if you assume you have two current carrying rings and calculate the force of one on the other it will work. Does everyone agree?
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