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Magnetic railgun

  1. Apr 10, 2007 #1
    Hey everyone

    I've been wanting to create a magnetic railgun for some time. I have a few questions though.

    1. What equations can i use to calculate how fast the "projectile" are moving?
    2. Why do the magnets respond like this when electricity flows??

    Thanks!!
     
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  3. Apr 10, 2007 #2

    berkeman

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  4. Apr 10, 2007 #3
    The answer is that electricity and magnetism are the same force, seen from different points of view.
     
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