What Happens When They Put Metal Inside Of A Magnetic Coil Is Unbelievable
Another interesting viral video on social media depicts a magnet suspended in mid air in the center of metal pipes. The magnet eventually melts the metal. While a lot of people are amazed by what they think is some sort of magic trick, the video is actually an example of a physics experiment. It’s pretty basic science, similar to what you might find in science fairs everywhere. The metal tubing is hooked up to an alternating electric current. That creates a magnetic field.
When you drop a magnet into it, it doesn’t fall to the ground because of eddy currents. The eddy currents produce induction heat, like a stove and the metal melts. Something cool that parents can use to lure the kiddos away from video games.