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Why velocity affects electromagnetic induction?

  1. Dec 28, 2011 #1
    I understand that electromagnetic induction is determined because of a moving electric charge in a magnetic field, but why is the motion necessary? Why is it that motion causes electromagnetic induction and it isn't possible without motion?
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  3. Dec 28, 2011 #2
    If its not moving, you can have an electric field, but the magnetic field is related to the flow, and this flow needs to be in motion to produce a magnetic field.

    The magnetic field can then induce an electric current elsewhere, and so forth.
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