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Re: Is it possible to create a cylindrical magnet?

Date: Wed May 2 17:54:11 2001
Posted By: Gary Treistman, Undergraduate, Gen. Knowl. Dept., Programming Technologies
Area of science: Engineering
ID: 987697561.Eg

You can make a hollow cylindrical magnet (permenant or electromagnetic), but
it would not hold a rod stabily in the middle; rather the rod would pull to
one of the edges, or not be held at all if the rod was totally contained in
the cylinder.

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