The Math Forum

Search All of the Math Forum:

Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by NCTM or The Math Forum.

Math Forum » Discussions » Math Topics »

Notice: We are no longer accepting new posts, but the forums will continue to be readable.

Topic: geometry problem
Replies: 0  

Advanced Search

Back to Topic List Back to Topic List  

Posts: 2
Registered: 10/19/07
geometry problem
Posted: Oct 19, 2007 3:30 PM
  Click to see the message monospaced in plain text Plain Text   Click to reply to this topic Reply

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:

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

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?


Point your RSS reader here for a feed of the latest messages in this topic.

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

© The Math Forum at NCTM 1994-2018. All Rights Reserved.