Magnet Task

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Re: Magnet Task

Post by MgEHS22 » January 12th, 2019, 1:41 pm

Would it be allowed to use an electro magnet so when it stops receiving power the object falls?

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Re: Magnet Task

Post by TheSquaad » January 12th, 2019, 3:20 pm

MgEHS22 wrote:Would it be allowed to use an electro magnet so when it stops receiving power the object falls?
You need to remove the magnet from a surface so the object falls, so an electromagnet wouldn’t work.

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Re: Magnet Task

Post by Flavorflav » January 29th, 2019, 11:21 am

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MgEHS22 wrote:Would it be allowed to use an electro magnet so when it stops receiving power the object falls?
You need to remove the magnet from a surface so the object falls, so an electromagnet wouldn’t work.
It would if you just pulled the electromagnet off instead of turning it off. Of course, using an electromagnet would put you in violation of 3g which would bring you a 150 point penalty, so it isn't a good idea.

How would you think the word "magnet" is defined? Do you think both the object pulled and the object which falls have to be permanent magnets, or could one of them be ferromagnetic?

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Re: Magnet Task

Post by TheSquaad » January 29th, 2019, 6:10 pm

Flavorflav wrote:
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MgEHS22 wrote:Would it be allowed to use an electro magnet so when it stops receiving power the object falls?
You need to remove the magnet from a surface so the object falls, so an electromagnet wouldn’t work.
It would if you just pulled the electromagnet off instead of turning it off. Of course, using an electromagnet would put you in violation of 3g which would bring you a 150 point penalty, so it isn't a good idea.

How would you think the word "magnet" is defined? Do you think both the object pulled and the object which falls have to be permanent magnets, or could one of them be ferromagnetic?
The object that falls is defined as a “magnetic object,” not a magnet, meaning it can just be a ball bearing or anything attracted to a magnet.

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