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Magnetic dipoles

  1. Sep 10, 2007 #1
    A magnet has a N and a S pole to it, but if the electrons are always moving why are the N and S ends stationary instead of constantly changing/moving?

    Edit: I found this animation.
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2007
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  3. Sep 12, 2007 #2

    Meir Achuz

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    The magnetization in a ferromagnet comes from the magnetic dipoles of the electrons, and is not related to their motion. I don't see what that animation has to do with a magnet, other than to confuse.
     
  4. Sep 13, 2007 #3
    Could you link me to something that explains the magnetic dipole of an electron which is not in motion?
     
  5. Sep 13, 2007 #4

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