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Electromagnetism in Reference Frames

  1. Sep 17, 2010 #1
    If observer A was at rest with respect to a charge that was moving with a constant velocity |v| > 0 in observer B's reference frame, would observer A detect a magnetic field?
     
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  3. Sep 17, 2010 #2

    Dale

    Staff: Mentor

    No. B would detect a magnetic field, A would not.
     
  4. Sep 17, 2010 #3
    I see. So, in terms of relativistic electromagnetic theory, how does that happen?
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2010
  5. Sep 17, 2010 #4

    Dale

    Staff: Mentor

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