Eddy Current Tube Demo

This classic physics demonstration shows how a magnet falling through a copper pipe will slow down as it transfers some of its energy to move electrons in the conductive copper pipe. Those moving electrons create a magnetic field which interacts with the magnetic field of the magnet to slow it down. This document describes how to do the demonstration and also gives a detailed description about what is happening.

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