# Magnetic Fields

1. Mar 7, 2006

### stuplato

I have a few questions on magnetic fields:
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1) If two magnetic fields are perpendicular, how do they act?
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2) If the fields are setup as shown in the diagram [see attachment] how do they act?
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For #2 I see how it is setup, but I get confused by all the circling ad everything
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Is the strait wire (thick black one) pushed towards the right?
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Thanks for the help!
.Note: in attachment the dot is out of page and x into

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2. Mar 7, 2006

### topsquark

I can't see the attachment yet, but as to 1), the magnetic field is a vector. So if you have two of them, just add the two magnetic fields vectorally and you'll get a resultant magnetic field.

-Dan

3. Mar 16, 2006

### Astronuc

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