Hello. I'm new to this forum, and will probably be harrassing you all with questions for quite some time. My first question deals with electric motors and how they function. I am currently in a Physical Science class in my college. For whatever reason I cannot seem to get a firm grasp on how Electric motors work. I know they are typically made up of one permanent magnet and a electromagnet, and that the non fixed magnet is spun by the force of the fixed magnet. This is done by reversing over and over the currents within the electromagnet. I get that much (assuming that what I've posted is correct), but what I can't envision is the details in how it works. What is the relationship between the current flow and why the non fixed magnet spins? I know that a moving electric field creates a magnetic field, but I'm just confused for some reason. Can someone help me out? All help is appreciated.