Video: Watch this demo
Description: This demonstration shows how a conductor moving in a magnetic field will produce eddy currents, resulting in damped motion.
- Large permanent magnet
- Metal Paddle
- Remove the protective plug from the magnet. Use caution.
- When the professor is done, insert the protective plug into the magnet. Use caution.
- Move the paddle in between the magnet. Notice that the paddle movement is damped when near the magnet.
Strong magnetic field
This is a very powerful permanent magnet. Use caution.
Note: This demonstration is not visually effective. It requires the students to feel it for themselves.