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Registered: 10/19/07
geometry problem
Posted: Oct 19, 2007 3:30 PM
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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,



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