Magnetic Field and Magnetic Force
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.
KeywordsMagnetic Field Charged Particle Magnetic Force Lorentz Force Atomic Mass
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