## Frequency Question

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• Assume a long tube with wire / windings on the outside. Now I drop a magnet in the tube (assume the magnet falls straight at center of tube without touching
Message 1 of 5 , Jan 1, 2011
Assume a long tube with wire / windings on the outside. Now I drop a magnet in the tube (assume the magnet falls straight at center of tube without touching the sides). Assuming the nominal g of 10m/s^2, will the current generated due to this arrangement have a frequency of 10Hz? Are there formulas to calculate the current, voltage etc of such a set up? Responses welcome.
•      You ll have to calculate the drop in lenz. The wire size will make a difference. The larger the wire size the higher the amperage/current. The type
Message 2 of 5 , Jan 1, 2011
 You'll have to calculate the drop in lenz. The wire size will make a difference. The larger the wire size the higher the amperage/current. The type of materal in the wire makes a difference. You can measure that resistance in the wire for the calculation. The gauss of the magnet will make a big difference too.      --- On Sat, 1/1/11, mzalendo2006 wrote:From: mzalendo2006 Subject: [free_energy] Frequency QuestionTo: free_energy@yahoogroups.comDate: Saturday, January 1, 2011, 8:50 AM Assume a long tube with wire / windings on the outside. Now I drop a magnet in the tube (assume the magnet falls straight at center of tube without touching the sides). Assuming the nominal g of 10m/s^2, will the current generated due to this arrangement have a frequency of 10Hz? Are there formulas to calculate the current, voltage etc of such a set up? Responses welcome.

• No, the frequency out depends on the length of the coil and how fast the magnet falls. The speed of the magnet depends not only on gravity but also how much
Message 3 of 5 , Jan 1, 2011
No, the frequency out depends on the length of the coil and how fast the magnet falls. The speed of the magnet depends not only on gravity but also how much current your coil is delivering (zero current = approximate free fall, short the coil's leads together and the magnet will fall more slowly).

The EXACT answers depend on the gauge of the wire, the coil size, gap size between coil and magnet, type of magnet (field strength to weight ratio). An expert in electromagnet, motor or generator design would be helpful for that level of analysis.

--- In free_energy@yahoogroups.com, "mzalendo2006" <mzalendo2006@...> wrote:
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> Assume a long tube with wire / windings on the outside. Now I drop a magnet in the tube (assume the magnet falls straight at center of tube without touching the sides). Assuming the nominal g of 10m/s^2, will the current generated due to this arrangement have a frequency of 10Hz? Are there formulas to calculate the current, voltage etc of such a set up? Responses welcome.
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• hai2410 Adored and Respected Member Join Date: Feb 2008 Location: Newcastle/ Cambridge Posts: 407 Re: Magnet falling through coil of wire Peak as it enters,
Message 4 of 5 , Jan 1, 2011
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Re: Magnet falling through coil of wire
Peak as it enters, zero emf whilst fully within coil (no change of flux linkage), then negative larger amplitude peak as it leaves. The difference is due to its acceleration whilst within the coil... as the amplitude of the peak is proportional to velocity.

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Subject: [free_energy] Frequency Question

Assume a long tube with wire / windings on the outside. Now I drop a magnet in the tube (assume the magnet falls straight at center of tube without touching the sides). Assuming the nominal g of 10m/s^2, will the current generated due to this arrangement have a frequency of 10Hz? Are there formulas to calculate the current, voltage etc of such a set up? Responses welcome.

• Kirk gave a good answer. I will add a little. Assume a coordinate system with zero at the bottom of the coil /tube, and the top of the tube is at height L.
Message 5 of 5 , Jan 2, 2011

Assume a coordinate system with zero at the bottom of the coil /tube, and the top of the tube is at height L.

Let the magnet drop from height H.  As the magnet falls,

V = g t is the velocity of the magnet at time t

x = 1/2 g t^2 where x is the distance the magnet has fallen.

I would like to know the time the magnet enters the tube (x = H-L) and the time that it exits (x = H).

This is easy for the open-circuit case because the tube does not affect the rate of fall.  Solving for open-circuit,

t (in)  =  SQR [2 (H-L) /g]

t (out)  =  SQR (2 H /g)

So, the transit time through the tube is t(out) - t(in).  Strictly speaking, there is no "frequency" because there is only one cycle of voltage.  But, if you wanted to excite a resonant circuit, the best frequency to tune to would be the inverse of the transit time.

Now, if you have a closed circuit from the coil, then energy will be extracted from the system, and the kinetic energy of the magnet will be diminished and the transit time will increase.

In no case will the energy extracted from the coil exceed the available energy, which is E = m g H.

Ernie Rogers

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