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Question about magnetic flux.

  1. Apr 12, 2012 #1
    Can I alter the quanta of magnetic flux using length contraction of the source creating the B field. Like for example could I get half of the flux by moving relative to the B field. Or some other fraction of it. The unit of flux is like [itex] \frac{h}{2e} [/itex]
     
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  3. Apr 12, 2012 #2

    Matterwave

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    The magnetic flux is actually a scalar quantity which doesn't change from Lorentz boosts. This is because while the magnetic field changes, the area also changes in exactly compensating ways.
     
  4. Apr 12, 2012 #3
    ok interesting, what about the Planck length
     
  5. Apr 12, 2012 #4

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    What about it? It's just a unit of measurement, like the meter. It doesn't really mean anything special except we expect that at those lengths (i.e. order of magnitude near the Planck length), space-time might look different.
     
  6. Apr 12, 2012 #5
    If there is a minimum length, then i could just move by it a speed and length contract it.
    Or maybe this doesn't matter.
     
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