Hyperloop: Voltage

Electricity and Magnetism Level 4

The Hyperloop is a hypothetical new fast transport system between cities, which works by launching pods that carry people through a very low air pressure tunnel. If we model the Hyperloop pod as a hollow metal cylinder with a radius of \(1~\mbox{m}\) and a length of \(10~\mbox{m}\), what is the maximum voltage difference between the sides of the pod in Volts?

Details and assumptions

  • The magnetic field at the earth's surface is \(0.5~\mbox{Gauss}\).
  • The speed of the pod is \(300~\mbox{m/s}\).

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