Simple Conceptual True/False Questions About Magnetism

The particles do not necessarily follow the field lines, they just feel a force due to them.In summary, magnetic field lines begin and end at magnetic charges is false because magnetic lines always close on themselves and there is no such thing as a magnetic charge. Additionally, magnetic field lines being "lines of force" for charged particles is also false because the particles do not necessarily follow the field lines and only feel a force due to them.
  • #1
Yosty22
185
4

Homework Statement



1). Magnetic Field lines begin and end at magnetic charges. (True or False)
2). Magnetic field lines are "lines of force" for charged particles. (For example, a charge will follow the magnetic field lines.)

Homework Equations





The Attempt at a Solution



I believe that they are both false. In #1, magnetic field lines can go through the middle of a bar magnet, so I believe it is false.

For #2, I have heard them called "lines of force" before, but they do not follow the magnetic field lines because they don't point in the direction of the charge.

Any confirmation or denial would be great.
 
Physics news on Phys.org
  • #2
Magnetic lines always close on themselves. No such thing as a 'magnetic charge'. So yeah, I think 'false' for #1.

Correct on #2.
 

1. What is magnetism?

Magnetism is a force that is caused by the movement of electrical charges, specifically the motion of electrons. It is a fundamental force of nature that allows magnets to attract or repel each other.

2. Are all materials magnetic?

No, not all materials are magnetic. Materials that are able to be magnetized are called ferromagnetic materials, and they contain domains of aligned atoms that create a magnetic field.

3. What is the difference between a temporary and permanent magnet?

A temporary magnet is one that only exhibits magnetic properties when it is in the presence of a magnetic field. Once the field is removed, the material is no longer magnetic. Permanent magnets, on the other hand, retain their magnetic properties even when removed from a magnetic field.

4. How can magnetism be used in everyday life?

Magnetism has many practical applications in everyday life, such as in electric motors, generators, speakers, and hard drives. It is also used in medical imaging technologies like MRI machines.

5. Can the poles of a magnet be separated?

No, the poles of a magnet cannot be separated. Cutting a magnet in half will result in two smaller magnets, each with their own north and south pole. This is because the magnetic field is created by the alignment of atoms within the material.

Similar threads

  • Introductory Physics Homework Help
Replies
1
Views
148
  • Introductory Physics Homework Help
Replies
1
Views
347
  • Introductory Physics Homework Help
Replies
12
Views
200
  • Introductory Physics Homework Help
Replies
2
Views
352
  • Introductory Physics Homework Help
Replies
4
Views
353
  • Introductory Physics Homework Help
Replies
7
Views
229
  • Introductory Physics Homework Help
Replies
2
Views
1K
  • Introductory Physics Homework Help
Replies
8
Views
1K
  • Introductory Physics Homework Help
Replies
6
Views
1K
  • Introductory Physics Homework Help
Replies
11
Views
1K
Back
Top