In the conventional Faraday generator a conducting disk rotates in an axial magnetic field. If the disk is replaced by a cylindrical permanent magnet that supplies its own magnetic field, the effect is identical. It follows that any moving magnet generates an induced electromotive force due to the presence of its own field: this generalization leads to an apparent paradox in the case of translational motion for it implies the possibility that an observer in an inertial frame could measure his absolute velocity.
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