magnetic pendulum

magnetic pendulum

[mag′ned·ik ′pen·jə·ləm]
(electromagnetism)
A bar magnet which is hung by a thread or balanced on a pivot so that it oscillates in a horizontal plane when disturbed and released in a magnetic field having a horizontal component.
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