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Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

European Journal of Physics

Volume

38

Issue

1

Publisher

Institute of Physics Publishing

Publication Date

11-8-2016

First Page

1

Last Page

25

DOI

10.1088/0143-0807/38/1/015205

Abstract

Studies of the two-dimensional motion of a magnet sphere in the presence of a second, fixed sphere provide a convenient venue for exploring magnet-magnet interactions, inertia, friction, and rich nonlinear dynamical behavior. These studies exploit the equivalence of these magnetic interactions to the interactions between two equivalent point dipoles. We show that magnet-magnet friction plays a role when magnet spheres are in contact, table friction plays a role at large sphere separations, and eddy currents are always negligible. Web-based simulation and visualization software, called MagPhyx, is provided for education, exploration, and discovery

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