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Magnetism and DiaMagnetism

  1. Aug 26, 2010 #1

    Been trying for more than a while to understand the idea of Diamagnetism and can't seem to grasp it (not that surprising since i know nothing of physics).
    If gravity and magnetism are two completely different forces which cases different reactions and are cased by different things (gravity - mass, magnetism - ? ). Also - magnetism have a directional force while gravity hasn't (can only attract and not push).
    So, how can you create gravity / cancel it , without needing an object extremely large and to get to a point where the two massive objects gravitational forces are equal (what's the English term? force balance? ) ?
    If you are going to answer this, please give a theoretical explanation and not just "put this here and that there". This answer in important for me to understand and not just be able to apply.
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