Investigating The Change In Magnetic Field Repulsion Force Due To Varying Masses In A Jumping Ring Mechanism

Seçkin, Görkem (2014) Investigating The Change In Magnetic Field Repulsion Force Due To Varying Masses In A Jumping Ring Mechanism. Other thesis, TED ANKARA KOLEJİ.

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Magnetism has always been seen as one of the most exciting and interesting topics of physics by both scientists and common folk alike. Such enthusiasm is the result of the rather extraordinary, invisible forces of magnetic attraction and repulsion caused by magnetic fields. Today, with the help of Faraday’s Law of Induction, Lenz Law, Meissner Effect and many more contributions to this area, we are able to understand the nature of magnetic forces and experiment on them. For my project, I questioned “How does mass affect the magnetic repulsion force applied on it by a magnetic field?”.I decided that Elihu Thompson’s Jumping Ring Mechanism would be the best way to perform my experiment. Therefore, to test different masses, I worked with 20 aluminum rings which I will explain with detail later in Introduction and Method. In order to be able to measure the difference in the magnetic repulsion force, I chose to measure the vertical distance that the aluminum rings jumped, as an indicator of the repulsion force. I recorded my trials to examine, with a camera. Later, in order to better observe the relation between mass and vertical distance covered by the rings, I repeated my experiment but with cooling down the rings before the trials by using liquid nitrogen. Still, I investigated the relation between mass and the vertical distance and this second experiment allowed me to see that the temperature shift made the rings more conductive and made them cover more distance. However, the pattern between mass and distance stayed the same. In both experiments as mass increased the distance increased, from a peak point on as mass increased the distance decreased. My experiments provided me with an understanding of how mass affects magnetic repulsion force and possible ways of usage of this phenomenon.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Additional Information: Supervisor: Mine Gökçe Şahin, IB Notu: C
Uncontrolled Keywords: Magnetic Field, Magnetism
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: Kamil Çömlekçi
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2014 11:45
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2014 11:45

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