Mechanics or what?
A horizontal conducting rod of mass \(m\) is free to slide on two vertical conducting rails as shown. What is the terminal speed of the rod?
Details and Assumptions:
- A uniform magnetic field of intensity \(B\) exists throughout the region and points into the screen.
- The length of the rod is \(L\).
- The resistor has resistance \(R\).
Bonus What will happen if the magnetic field is outward? Will the rod attain terminal velocity?
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