Magnetic Levitation

June 1, 2009

I tried to arranged 2 circular groups of rare earth magnets to achieve levitation. Apparently, it is impossible according to Earnshaw’s Theorem.

However, there are certain ways to get around Earnshaw, which states that a system of solid state magnets will never reach a static equilibrium. Various levitation techniques utilize varying magnetic fields and movement within the system.

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