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Net force in a Non-Uniform magnetic field

  1. Aug 5, 2016 #1
    When there is a magnetic dipole placed in an external non uniform magnetic field, will it experience a net force?
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 5, 2016 #2
    What do you think of it?
  4. Aug 20, 2016 #3
    I think it will. It will not only experience a net force, but a net torque as well. However, if it was placed in a uniform electric field, it will only experience a net torque as the forces cancel out! I pretty much got to know the answer a while after I posted this question.
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