Magnetic forces

  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim
Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series (MMS)


After completing this chapter you should
  • know how a magnetic compass works

  • understand how to describe a magnetic field, by showing its lines of force

  • understand that magnets exert forces on each other

  • be able to describe a solenoid and an electromagnet

  • know the difference between hard and soft magnetic materials

  • be able to explain how an electric bell works

  • know that a wire carrying current across a magnetic field experiences a force.


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© M. J. Harrison, F. R. McKim 1999

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  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim

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