Register to reply

Do magnets attract objects in a straight line?

by Vdtta
Tags: attract, line, magnets, objects, straight
Share this thread:
Vdtta
#1
Nov1-09, 10:22 PM
P: 34
Do magnets attract objects in a straight line?

a.) magnet dipole - magnet dipole
b.) magnet dipole - electric charge
c.) magnet dipole - metal molecule
d.) magnet dipole - charged metal molecule


Will any or all of these combination result in a second particle move in a straight line or some kind of a spiral, having in mind Lorentz force (magnetic force of a moving charge) act perpendicular to both velocity and magnetic field vectors?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorentz_force
Phys.Org News Partner Physics news on Phys.org
Scientists uncover clues to role of magnetism in iron-based superconductors
Researchers find first direct evidence of 'spin symmetry' in atoms
X-ray laser probes tiny quantum tornadoes in superfluid droplets

Register to reply

Related Discussions
Do supercunductors pull and attract magnets, or vice versa? General Physics 1
Straight line! help Precalculus Mathematics Homework 1
How To Calculate Position Two Magnets Will Attract And Lock General Physics 4
Straight line..? General Math 35
Eqn of Straight Line Calculus & Beyond Homework 2