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Magnetic Fields

  1. Mar 7, 2006 #1
    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 :confused:
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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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  3. Mar 7, 2006 #2

    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
     
  4. Mar 16, 2006 #3

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