Electric vs Magnetic Fields

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Electric vs Magnetic Fields

Postby Eileen Si 1G » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:25 pm

If electromagnetic radiation involves both electric and magnetic fields and electric fields interact with charged particles like electrons, what do magnetic fields do? Do they also have a specific interaction with particles and if so, how do they affect them?

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Re: Electric vs Magnetic Fields

Postby ranqiao1e » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:36 pm

I know that magnetic forces result from moving charges and act on moving charges. Whereas electric forces are generated and used on charges. They are very similar and often go hands in hands with each other.

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Re: Electric vs Magnetic Fields

Postby 505316964 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:47 pm

Magnetic fields are produced by electric currents. They are dipolar, meaning they have a north and south magnetic pole. Both electric and magnetic fields are made of photons.

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