A classic experiment shows that when we drop a magnet through a copper coil long tube, there is eddy current induced in the coil. Then, due to lenz law, the motion of the magnet will be opposed and it will move slower.
Now, let set up a similar experiment. Suppose we release a copper bar above a permanent magnet, what will happen to the subsequent motion of the bar?since copper is a good conductor, I think that eddy current once again exists in the copper bar, causing it to move slower. Is the phenomenon the same as the first experiment? I get confused as some materials say that the copper bar just falls with the gravity acceleration It sounds weird,isn't it?