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Carrying out experiments on diamagnetism, he discovered that he had performed them before.
The origin of diamagnetism in materials is the orbital angular momentum of the electrons in applied fields.
After a short reflection on the cultural import of levitation ranging from Harry Potter and Houdini to ninjas, yogis and 16th century Catholic saints, he settles in to describe the fundamental science of magnetism, gravity, force fields, stabilization, diamagnetism, superdiamagnetism, and maglev nanotechnology; key figures in their discovery and development; and the fascinating depth and breadth of technology based on these processes (levitating frogs and 360 mile per hour trains feature prominently), as well as exactly how it all works.
The experimental data were corrected for underlying diamagnetism by the use of tabulated Pascal's constants.