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Magnetic Field and Magnetic Force

  • Charles H. Holbrow
  • James N. Lloyd
  • Joseph C. Amato
  • Enrique Galvez
  • M. Elizabeth Parks
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Abstract

In this chapter you meet another field of force, the magnetic field. It is quite different from the electric field. Electric fields produce forces on electrical charges whether they are moving or sitting still. The magnetic field exerts a force on an electric charge only if the charge is moving. Equally strange, the strength of the exerted force depends upon the direction of the charge’s motion. Whenever you see such peculiar behavior, you know there is a magnetic field present.

Keywords

Magnetic Field Charged Particle Magnetic Force Lorentz Force Atomic Mass 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles H. Holbrow
    • 1
  • James N. Lloyd
    • 2
  • Joseph C. Amato
    • 3
  • Enrique Galvez
    • 4
  • M. Elizabeth Parks
    • 4
  1. 1.Charles A. Dana Professor of Physics, EmeritusCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics & AstronomyColgate UniversityHamiltonUSA
  3. 3.William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Physics, Emeritus Department of Physics & AstronomyColgate UniversityHamiltonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Physics & AstronomyColgate UniversityHamiltonUSA

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