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#Actualmax343

Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:04 AM

Magnets behave differently than harmonic oscillators. In fact Lorentz force is much more complicated than just any restoring force. You can qualitatively understand the interaction process between two magnets by modeling them with currents in closed loops.<br />Modeling this effect with a damped harmonic oscillator is just a nasty shortcut, nothing more.

#1max343

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:55 AM

Magnets behave differently than harmonic oscillators. In fact Lorentz force is much more complicated than just any restoring force. You can qualitatively understand the interaction process between two magnets by modeling them with currents in closed loops.<br />Modeling this effect with a damped harmonic oscillator is just a nasty shortcut, nothing more.

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