But we're not talking about local magnetic fields, are we ?DaveC426913 said:The core is constantly moving and charges are moving all the time. Electrons build up in places and are drawn from others. While the core as a whole may be electrically neutral, localized parts of it (even very large localized parts) will get charged.
Ummm;quasi426 said:It is my understanding that the magnetic field of the earth switches polarity, ..... What might the consequences from this be?
Then you are trying to propose something very vaguely that contradicts conventional EM theory. Are you aware of this? And are you aware of PF's guildelines regarding such things when you explictly agreed to them when you signed on?scott_alexsk said:Just to let you know before you brutally cut me down, all I am trying to do is learn. In my view it seems that the magnetic field is caused by the slowing down of time around the particle and not so much the forces at work in the exchange of photons and movement of these. Does, theoretically, a nonmoving charged particle still have a magnetic field.
While it is true that an electrically neutral body can have a nonzero magnetic field, it is equally true that the magnetic field would not exist if it were not for the electric charges on the constituent particles. Also, no movement is necessary, thanks to quantum mechanical spin. A stationary charged particle with spin is a magnetic dipole.scott_alexsk said:From my knowledge it is not necessary to have plus or minus charges to have a magnetic field, more so the actual movement of the body creates the magnetic field.
Well then you've come to the right place, because PF is GREAT for that...Just to let you know before you brutally cut me down, all I am trying to do is learn.
...but unfortunately this isn't the way to go about it. There are lots of professionals and grad students here who can answer your questions, and they'll be happy to do it. What we frown upon here is unfounded speculation. OK?In my view it seems that the magnetic field is caused by the slowing down of time around the particle and not so much the forces at work in the exchange of photons and movement of these.
Yes. See my answer regarding spin above.Does, theoretically, a nonmoving charged particle still have a magnetic field.
Start with a global communications blackout. There's also the possible extermination of most life. We live in a veritable maelstrom of energetic particles from both the sun and outer space. The magnetic field is our primary defense against them, hence the existence of the van Allen belt. Unless the 'flip' was very fast, our environment would be uninhabitable. We could survive underground, or in well-shielded buildings, but any exposed electronic equipment would likely be fried and electromagnetic communications would be impossible. Think of the worst solar flare you can imagine and up it a couple of orders of magnitude.quasi426 said:What might the consequences from this be?
Could you please expand on this idea; how or why you believe the magnetic field is caused by slowing down of time. .scott_alexsk said:.... In my view it seems that the magnetic field is caused by the slowing down of time around the particle and not so much the forces at work in the exchange of photons and movement of these. ...
Scott, you do not have to justify your previous statements. We accept them as misinformed thoughts that we hope you will correct by asking asking questions, and learning science the correct way - the way that takes time, effort and dedication.scott_alexsk said:Although I currently believe my prior assumption was incorrect and that I am way over my head, the main reason I thought this made sense was because of the descripancy between objects speeding up and beginning to retain wavelike characteristics.
There is no physics in that last statement, so please stop, read and learn.The wave created by the expanded electron field of activity would act as the magnetic field.