Dropping A Neodymium Magnet Through A Copper Pipe

March 14, 2017

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This is a video of a man repeatedly dropping neodymium magnets through a thick copper pipe and watching them slooooowly fall through (previously: a similar experiment). Magnets: they're amazing. And as someone in the Youtube comments pointed out, I particularly liked the part at 1:11 when he forgets which hand is holding the magnet and he drops the pipe instead. That sort of thing happens to me all the time. Like when I'm driving and mean to hit the brake but hit the gas instead and now I'm parked on my neighbor's porch. Nice hummingbird feeder.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to carey, who agrees there should be entire high school science classes dedicated to learning about magnets.

  • Jon

    "Thanks to carey, who agrees there should be entire high school science classes dedicated to learning about magnets."

    There are. It's called Physics.

  • GeneralDisorder

    When I was in high school you could take Physics in 11th or 12th grade. If you took Physics in 11th grade you could take "Electricity and Magnetism" and "Optics".

    There was some other chemistry class but it wasn't memorable because the teacher was a creepy old man who ogled the hottest girls in each class.

  • Doog

    I wonder if you could throw the magnet up the pipe, like from the bottom to the top.

  • JJtoob

    From what I can tell, yeah you can, with regular strength, it might not reach the top and it would then slowly descend right down.

  • WhiteEagle2

    Did not expect that. Cool!

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