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What is magnetic field intensity H?

  1. Jan 3, 2015 #1
    Hi all,
    My question is, in electromagnetism, magnetic field intensity H is equivalent to electric field intensity E , right??
    Now, definition of E says that E is the force experienced by an unit positive charge in an electric field created by a source charge.
    So what is the definition for magnetic field intensity, H??. Is it something like that if we place a magnetic monopole in a magnetic field, the force that it experiences is called H?? I am really confused here.....
    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. Jan 3, 2015 #2

    Astronuc

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    Here is a discussion of magnetic field and magnetic field intensity/strength.

    http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/magnetic/magfield.html
    http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/solids/magpr.html

    Here is a discussion on the sources of magnetic fields.
    http://web.mit.edu/8.02T/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/coursenotes/modules/guide09.pdf
     
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