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Subject: Propulsion with Lorentz force

Date: Thu Nov 10 00:49:06 2005
Posted by Nick
Grade level: grad (science) School: No school entered.
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Area of science: Physics
ID: 1131608946.Ph

Please assume that you have a rectangular coil (its plane is horizontal) and 
you put pairs of Helmholtz coils on its sides (4 pairs) with their plane 
vertical. Also, all coils are mounted on a chassis. Now if we assume that we 
can feed this system with enough power, could we say that the Lorentz force 
that is exerted on the rectangular coil (caused by the Helmholtz coils magnetic 
field) can be used for propulsion? Does action-reaction prevent this from 
moving? I have resend this question but I received no answer. I know that you 
have tons of questions to process but please let me know if there is a problem 
with my question. Thank you!

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