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Electric vs. Magnetic Field

  1. Sep 3, 2006 #1
    What is the difference between an electric and a magnetic field? Are both related to virtual photons? Is an electric field the result of the presence of charged particles, while the magnetic field is a result of the movement of charged particles?
     
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  4. Sep 3, 2006 #3

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    And to answer one of your questions, yes both the electric and magnetic force is thought to be mediated by exchange photons. Often, they are considered together as http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetism" [Broken]
     
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