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Q & A: levitate a car?

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Most recent answer: 04/14/2015
Q:
hello i am doing a science experiment and i want to no if i get a car and tape a big magnent under it and stick a pole under the car and attach magnent to the bottom of it will hover
- ajhei (age 11)
park forest,illinos
A:

This would be an example of what's called "magnetic levitation". As we have discussed elsewhere  (), the simple form of it can't work for magnetic things like cars.

Mike W.


(published on 04/14/2015)

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