# Can I induce AC current with a straight piece of wire and a spinning magnet?

The idea is, I have a fast spinning magnet and next to it a wire (with 2 free ends). When the + pole is next to the wire it will attract the electrons, and when the - pole is by the wire it will repulse them, creating alternating current.

• If your idea is that the +pole of a magnet attracts electrons and that the -pole of a magnet repels electrons, that's not true. Maybe you're confusing the + and - poles of a magnet with positive and negative static charges? – Samuel Weir Jul 28 '18 at 22:06

Therefore, you should get better results, if the wire is turned $90^\circ$ and goes through the page.