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Magnetic field interaction

  1. Sep 20, 2010 #1
    The total electric field is the vector sum of electric fields- is this the case with magnetic fields?
    Experience tells me a vector magnetic field can alter another vector magnetic field- for example, when you push two magnets together.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 20, 2010 #2
    yes.

    but while an electric field can be reduced to a scalar potential the magnetic field cannot.
     
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