Vol. 28: The Slow Fall

Dropping a magnet through an aluminum tube takes longer than you’d think. Why?

By Donald E. Simanek

Photos by Donald E. Simanek

Illustrations by Donald E. Simanek



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Cylindrical magnet through aluminum tube



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Video: Wooden button vs. donut magnet around aluminum knitting needle



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Video: 2-magnet U slow-fall around aluminum bar



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Video: Stack of magnets through copper pipe, by YouTube user JamesRB1995


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