## Magnetic field vs Electric field

Hi all,
I have to simulate the behavior of a stream of ferrous particles (no electrical charge) that moves axially around a cylindrical permanent magnet. The software I use allows me to set only an electric field. Can i set an electric field equivalent to the magnetic field? I know the magnetic induction, and I know material, size and velocity of particles.
thanks
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 Recognitions: Gold Member You know the magnetic and electric fields are orthogonal, right?? And both are transverse (orthogonal) to the direction of propagation.
 yes, but this is not regarding my problem i would substitute the magnetic field and ferrous particles with an equivalent electric field and charged particles, in order to have the same final effect (i.e. the same attraction force).

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## Magnetic field vs Electric field

I don't think that is possible in general since the magnetic force depends on the velocity. Unless the software would allow you to make the e-field depend on the velocity.

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 Quote by Naty1 You know the magnetic and electric fields are orthogonal, right?
That's not true. I can have an E field parallel to a B field.
 Hi there all, I wanna know something about this equation specially about how we can derive it from the simple ones B=vχE/sqr(c)where, v is velocity of the source of E and c is speed of light. tnx in advance,
 Recognitions: Science Advisor The motion will be the same as that for small particles with induced electric dipole moments in an electric field which is the same as the actual B field.