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Could several strong neos repel weaker magnets in the trunk of a car and move the car?? Answered

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iceng
iceng

4 years ago

NO ! Real car especially if the trunk is Iron = ie magnets stick to the boot.

Then there is a lot of iron under the floor

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rickharris
rickharris

4 years ago

A lot more than several. Rolling resistance will be considerable. Easy to check try pushing a car by yourself.

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ThirdEarthDesign
ThirdEarthDesign

4 years ago

In theory, Yes.. but there are many variables and factors to consider (i.e. the weight of the car and how and where the magnets in the trunk are mounted to name just a couple). There are also practicality issues and limitations, such as the amount of force required to push the magnets forward to in turn push the car (the magnetic field would need to be incredibly strong to push the car without just pushing the magnets together). So in practical terms, probably not.

It really depends on what your ultimate goal is, as a drive mechanism this would not be viable as it would probably be impractical. Magnets as a drive system are more practical when used in a magnetically levitating system such as a monorail.

I'm no expert, so just my opinion based on my basic knowledge of Physics.