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Magnetic Levitation - Principle Of Operation, Maglev Vehicles, Superconducting Magnets, Disadvantages Of Maglev Vehicles, Prospects For Maglev Vehicles

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Magnetic levitation is the phenomenon in which two magnetic objects are repelled from each other in a vertical direction. The phenomenon, also known as MAGLEV, has long been recognized as having some important commercial applications. The most significant of these is the construction of MAGLEV trains which are propelled a few inches above a track at very high rates of speed.

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