10B10.60 - Magnetic Axle - Magnetic Bearing

This toy is an example of the types of magnetic axles and bearings that are used in space to deal with situations where there is no gravity and the engineering challenges this presents.
Code Number:
10B10.60
Demo Title:
Magnetic Axle - Magnetic Bearing
Condition:
Excellent
Principle:
Magnetism.
Area of Study:
Chemistry and Physics
Equipment:
Magnetic axle toy.
Procedure:

This toy is an example of the types of magnetic axles and bearings that are used in space to deal with situations where there is no gravity and the engineering challenges this presents.  

References:
  • George M. Hopkins, "Frictional Electricity", Experimental Science, p. 358.
  • Jodi and Roy McCullough, "Work and Energy with a Magnetic Wheel", The Role of Toys in Teaching Physics, p. 4.90.

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