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Summarizing Eddy Currents and Magnetic Damping

Summary

  • Current loops induced in moving conductors are called eddy currents.
  • They can create significant drag, called magnetic damping.

Glossary

eddy current

a current loop in a conductor caused by motional emf

magnetic damping

the drag produced by eddy currents

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