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Magnetic field from stream of protons

  1. May 26, 2012 #1
    Quick question. With electric current flow thru wire, the "right hand" rule indicates direction and position of the induced magnetic field. With a flow of protons in one direction, would a magnetic field be induced, and would a "left hand" rule be appropriate to describe this magnetic field ?????------------Randall Rosenthal
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  3. May 26, 2012 #2

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    If protons are moving to the left, which way is the current flowing?
  4. May 28, 2012 #3
    rather than get caught up in semantics, let me rephrase the question. A stream of electrons moving from left to right induces a magnetic field in a specific configeration. Would a stream of protons--also moving from left to right--also induce a magnetic field and would this be of opposite or mirror image configaration--??---r rosenthal
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