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Take the Earth, or a similarly large body with an Electromagnetic field. For now - expect atmosphere.

Then take a much smaller object - say the size of bus, containing a coil with many windings.

If meters were attached to this coil - would an EMF be induced in it, and Simplifying so the object would be travelling at terminal velocity (ignoring the initial acceleration), could this be calculated or predicted?

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If the magnetic flux through the coil is changing then yes, there would be an EMF and if you knew the relevant parameters then yes, you could predict it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… –  Michael Brown Jan 24 '13 at 9:12
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