Potential Energy in Magnetic field

by smatik
Tags: energy, field, magnetic, potential
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Sep20-12, 11:27 AM
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We were told that potential energy of a closed loop coil in magnetic field is -M.B.
where M is the Magnetic moment vector and B is the Magnetic field vector.
On the other hand we were also taught that magnetic force is a NON CONSERVATIVE force. So how is the Potential Defined for non conservative forces..?
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