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Of Maniac Magnetism

  1. Jun 21, 2007 #1
    What is magnetism exactly? I understand it is a portion of the electromagnetic force of a moving charge directed to where it used to be.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2007
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  3. Jun 21, 2007 #2


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    It's the part of the electromagnetic force that depends on the particle's velocity. (whereas the electric force depends only on the particle's position)
  4. Jun 21, 2007 #3
    Thanks a lot dude. Anyway, Does the presense of a stationary magnetic field affect another stationary electric field?
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