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Strength of earth's magnetic field

  1. Oct 8, 2006 #1
    1)Where is the strength of earth’s total magnetic field maximum?
    At the poles, total magnetic field is purely contributed by vertical component and at the equator, the total magnetic field is purely contributed by horizontal component. But I don't know whether the magnitude of the vertical component at the poles is greater or less or equal to the magnitude of the horizontal component at the equator. How about the field at places in between these 2?
     
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  3. Oct 8, 2006 #2

    Andrew Mason

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    The strength of the magnetic field corresponds to the flux density or density of lines of force (no. of lines passing through a unit of area perpendicular to the lines of force). Draw the lines of force of the earth's magnetic field. Where are the lines of force most concentrated?

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  4. Oct 9, 2006 #3
    I have got ur point.Thanks.
     
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