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Magnetic permeability Vs. Magnetic susceptibility

  1. Jan 11, 2016 #1
    Hi I'm trying to find the difference between magnetic susceptibility and permeability? Do they both mean the same thing? If not, can anyone clear things up for me?
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2016
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  3. Jan 11, 2016 #2


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    Hi there Keith

    what have you discovered so far in your research on the subject ?

  4. Jan 11, 2016 #3
    I discovered I don't know magnetism well enough to even piece together a conceptual understanding so I'm going to go cry in a corner. lol
  5. Jan 11, 2016 #4


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    LOL. I think what Dave is asking is what did you learn from reading the two articles at wikipedia about this? They are different but semi-related quantities, as described by the articles.

    Please read through those articles, and ask specific questions about the things that you do not understand in them. :smile:
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