Maglev Forces

Most recent answer: 01/02/2018

Why a maglev train doesn't attract the metals like keys or phones carried by the passengers in it??
- Anonymous (age 15)

The magnetic fields are arranged to be large near the rails but fall off quickly farther away. You can see how that would work if you have a horseshoe magnet. The field in the gap is large but it gets very weak away from the gap.

Mike W.

(published on 01/02/2018)