PIRA 5K20.10 - Eddy Currents: Eddy Current Pendulum

Photo Shows the Apparatus Used at the University of Texas at Austin

Instructions / Notes:
  • Two pendula, one solid copper, the other with similarily aligned fingers, oscillate through a magnetic field.

  • The solid copper pendulum damps out much more quickly than the other.


Last Updated 8/98 - University of Texas at Austin Physics Dept. - All Rights Reserved.