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Old 03-23-2009, 09:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by dcb View Post
Why is the magnets potential different than that of a spring? Or of gravity for that matter?
A spring doesn't have potential until it's had kinetic energy applied. A magnet is always magnetic. I can't refute gravity, because I'm not entirely sure that magnetism doesn't play a part in gravity,and since most of the scientific community still can't agree on why gravity is so weak compared to magnetism and other forces, I don't intend to speculate on it.

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