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geometry problem
Posted:
Oct 19, 2007 3:30 PM


Please I need a maths expert to tell me the best positioning of the metal disks on my design for a magnet motor.
See a drawing here:
http://cartoonsaug05.tripod.com
The metal disks surrounding the cylinder are attracted by a vertical row of fixed magnets.
The question is, how do I position the disks so that there is always a stronger attraction on one side of the row of magnet, as the cylinder rotates?
Someone who knows geometry should be able to work out the best position of the disks, and also the number of layers of disks. Should there be three, four or what?
Thanks,



