Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Magnetic dipole moments

  1. Dec 27, 2009 #1
    i want to learn about magnetic dipole moments but don't have a good grasp on it
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 27, 2009 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Ummm... ok. Griffith's text on electrodynamics is a good reference.
  4. Dec 27, 2009 #3
  5. Dec 28, 2009 #4

    You consider circular wire through which some current is flowing.As you know that moving charge creates magnetic field surround it.
    Now you will find two poles as north and south pole which behaves as magnet.(according to right hand thumb rule u can find in which direction (w.r.t the loop) the poles are).
    Magnetic dipole moment is the product of the area enclosed by loop and the strength of current in it.
    It's a vector quantity.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook