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Electricity and magnetism field lines

  1. Aug 18, 2009 #1
    Are electricity and magnetism field lines the same? please be detailed!
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 18, 2009 #2
    Instead of writing a book on the subject (since many others did), I will keep my answer short.

    To make it simple, a charged particle creates an electric field. A moving charged particle creates also a magnetic field. Both of them are of the same nature, but not the same.

  4. Aug 18, 2009 #3


    Staff: Mentor

    Your question is not terribly detailed. I don't know how you expect a detailed response. In any case, pay more attention to the fields themselves than the field lines. The field lines are just a graphical tool for plotting the fields.
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