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Can someone please explain magnetic pressure to me?

  1. Apr 13, 2008 #1
    I've read up on it, but i dont nessarily understand it. Can someone explain in simpler terms?
     
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  3. Apr 15, 2008 #2

    Astronuc

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    What have you read about magnetic pressure, and what seems to be difficult.

    It's related to J x B, i.e. it's a manifestation of the Lorentz force.
     
  4. Apr 18, 2008 #3
    I suppose ill have to read up on lorentz force. I guess I just dont understand where it is. Is it IN the iron section of the electromagnet? Around it? I dont get it lol.
     
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