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    Electro-magnetic Induction: Cause of induced current.

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    What is actually causing the force on the charges of the conducting plate if indeed the current is present when the magnet rotates with the conductor.

    If a magnet and adjacent wire move together linearly, a current will not be created since there could not be a current/voltage in the reference frame of the magnet-wire where there is no motion of the charges. Therefore, the Lorentz force of q(vxB) cannot be what is acting upon the charges to move them out radially in the generator.

    Does this imply another force present on an electric charge in a magnetic field when the charge is moving in a circular motion? Is there some kind of 'curl' product from Maxwell's equations that would apply here? Or is it just centrifugal force acting on the free charges?

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