Publication Date

1997

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Rossing, Thomas D., 1929-

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Physics

LCSH

Energy storage--Equipment and supplies||Magnetic fields||Electrodynamics

Abstract

In this thesis, theories of classical electrodynamics are used to calculate magnetic fields from, as well as forces acting on, a device called the Levitron™. These fields and forces were measured and the calculations were found to be in good agreement with the measurements. Other papers on the subject are discussed which explain the physics of how the Levitron™ works.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (leaf [59])

Extent

xii, 62 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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