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Imagine there is a strong magnet at (0, 0). There is a horizontal rail on y=1 on which a ferromagnetic object rides. The object can only move on the rail. No friction anywhere.

The object starts at (0, 1) with some positive velocity.

How will the graph of its movement look like?

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  • $\begingroup$ What's the orientation of the magnet? $\endgroup$
    – abstract
    Commented Jul 27, 2014 at 16:51
  • $\begingroup$ @abstract I didn't consider that. I'd be interested in an answer for any kind of orientation. $\endgroup$
    – Ram Rachum
    Commented Jul 27, 2014 at 18:16
  • $\begingroup$ @ACuriousMind This is not a homework question! I'm a 28-year-old dude and I'm not in college! It's just something I was interested in. $\endgroup$
    – Ram Rachum
    Commented Jul 27, 2014 at 18:18
  • $\begingroup$ @Ali See my message above $\endgroup$
    – Ram Rachum
    Commented Jul 27, 2014 at 18:18
  • $\begingroup$ @Bernhard See my message above $\endgroup$
    – Ram Rachum
    Commented Jul 27, 2014 at 18:18

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