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Why do we define the magnetic field around a conducting rod as concentric instead of radial?

Why is it that we define the magnetic field around a conducting rod as concentric instead of being radially outwards? Ok, we know from the Lorentz force law, that the magnetic force is the cross ...
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Ed Leedskalnin's “Perpetual Motion Holder” (PMH)

Edward Leedskalnin (Coral Castle) describes a perpetual motion holder in his writings. I've built one and pretty much know how it works (I think). It is NOT a perpetual motion device by any means, ...
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Stabilizing the flow of instability [on hold]

Where can I find the technology to print in a sphere an unstable pattern of magnetism surrounded with stable magnetism to provoque flow, And the opposite convex ?
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How can a magnetic field accelerate particles if it cannot do work?

A varying magnetic field can accelerate charge particles, but it is said that a magnetic field can't do any work so it should be able to speed up charged particles, right? How is this apparent ...
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electron trajectory in Bfield with energy kick at midpoint

So I wanted to get some second opinions on this situation I have thinking about.Lets say an electron enters, normally, a section of bfield that is perpendicular to its motion such that the electron ...
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Derivation of Faraday's law using Lorentz force?

For a stationary loop of wire with a time varying magnetic field $\vec{B}(t)$ through it. Is it possible to derive Faraday's law, using only the Lorentz force $$\vec{F}=q \vec v\times \vec B \tag ...
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Defining a gauge field for an anisotropic material under strain

I have a Hamiltonian for a system which is somewhat analogous to graphene but with additional degrees of freedom. The Hamiltonian is $H=\sum_q \Psi^\dagger \mathcal{H}\Psi$ where ...
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Change in effective gravity due to a B-field

I have a bar magnet being suspended in a B-field at an angle $\frac{\pi}{2}$ (45 degrees). If I change the frame of reference such that the bar magnet is at 0 degrees I intuitively know that the new ...
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How will a single particle move in a curved magnetic field

How will a single iron powder move around the middle of a bar magnet, that is, when the force line is curved? I couldn't figure it out neither quantitatively nor qualitatively since the direction of ...
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Flux linkage of 2 coils in series

I have a question from magnetic circuits. I am an engineering student, therefore I will neglect some minor errors. There is a simple magnetic circuit with 2 coils ($C_1$ & $C_2$), with $N_1$ ...
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If we put diamagnetic material under strong electromagnet.Would the opposing magnetic fields strong enough to attract ferromagnetic materials?

Suppose we put a diamagnetic material (such as Bismuth or Pyrolytic Carbon) under a strong magnet (see image below). It would create opposing magnetic fields. Would the opposing magnetic field be ...
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Magnetic force between two charged particles?

I know the gravitational force between two particles with masses $m_1$, $m_2$: $$ \vec{F} = \frac{Gm_1m_2}{|\vec{r}|^2} \hat{r} $$ And I know the electrical force between two particles with charges ...
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How does one calculate the applied magnetic strength of a superconductor?

How does one calculate the applied magnetic strength of a superconductor? I spoke with a faculty member about this question. He explained to me that if one can break the spin pairing of two electrons ...
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Given a Magnetic Field vector, what is the Electric Field, charge density, & current density?

I tried searching for this before having to ask, so please forgive me if I missed a previous question similar to mine. This is a Grad class, so I may be unnecessarily too careful in not assuming ...
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Divergence of vector potential

I was given the vector potential $$\vec A (\vec r) = - \vec a \times \nabla \frac{1}{r}$$ with a constant vector $\vec a$. Now, I found the $\vec B$ field which is I think $- \vec a \frac{2}{r^3}$, ...
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If a cube magnet were a die, how would it be numbered?

I have a number of cube-shaped magnets. If I start with 64 cubes all in one long chain and begin arbitrarily "folding over" groups of them so that I am left with a 4x4x4 cube, I rarely get the same ...
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What happens to electric field of a bar magnet?

Electromagtic waves say that Magnetic field and electric field exist orthogonal to each other. Also all electric field has some magnetic field and vice-versa (As I understand). In that case what is ...
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Why is no work done by magnetic forces in a uniform B and E field (perpendicular to one another)?

Say $B$ points in the $x$ direction, and $E$ points in the $z$ direction. Assuming a charged particle begins at rest at the origin, its motion will be a cycloid that progresses indefinitely in the ...
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How to demagnetize a magnet temporarily?

How to demagnetize a magnet temporarily? Is it possible making a permanent magnet demagnetize for a short span of time? Or at least long time but temporarily!
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Earth's magnetic effect on my magnet

My magnet seems to work independently of, and unaffected by, the Earth's magnetic field, yet the magnetic field of my magnet changes as I introduce some other similar magnets of varied sizes into its ...
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Why do we lose signal in elevators? [duplicate]

Whenever I am talking on my phone and walk into the elevator the call drops as soon as the doors close, and also the WiFi signal completely stops. Why does this happen? Note: I am asking this ...
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Forces on a wire moving in a magnetic field?

When a wire is placed inside a magnetic field and current starts to flow in that wire, that wire experiences the Lorentz force = $IL \times B$ and beings to move. Aside from induced motional - ...
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Can we shield a certain region of space from magnetic field? [duplicate]

Recently I learnt about shielding a region of space from an electric filed. I wondered if the same can happen for magnetic field.
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BH Curve of NdFeB Magnet, Grade N50

Every magnet manufacturer provides his own BH-demagnetazation curve of the Neodymium Iron Boron (NdFeB) permanent magnet, grade N50, differently from other manufacturers. Is there a trusted ...
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Is there a way to detect acceleration of an object using a magnetic field readings (magnetometer)

I intend to design an application for Android which uses the accelerometer to detect the acceleration. However I'd also like to use the magnetometer to reduce the noise from accelerometer readings. My ...
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What causes a larger (longer) electrical arc when using a tesla coil

So, I really don't know much about this subject, if any at all, but I'd like to do a project on it. I've done some testing with my tesla coil and there appears to be a trend such that a larger ...
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What is an approximation for the B-field of a bar magnet?

I've found the following equation in this source: $$B_\text{N,S} = \frac{\mu m}{4\pi r_\text{N,S}^2}$$ Where $r$ is the distance of "one pole"? I do not get how this can be well defined. The effective ...
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Will diamagnetic behave as magnet to other magnets when placed in magnetic fields? [duplicate]

If we use magnetic field on diamagnetic.Will it behave as magnet? According to diamagnetic metals they create opposing magnetic field.Is that mean that diamagnetic become magnet itself? Will it ...
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What does an induced emf do to a loop of varying current?

I know that the magnetic flux through a loop in space is proportional to the current such that $\Phi=LI$. Therefore a change in magnetic flux will produce an emf, so $\mathscr{E}=-L\dfrac{dI}{dt}$. ...
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What does the net force do with this droplet in magnetic field?

Consider a spherical droplet with radious $R_d$ which is coated with an immiscible ferrofluid with volume equal to $2v_f$ (shown dark in Fig. 1). While the droplet is in rest on a surface, if I ...
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Where is the positive pole on a toroid magnet?

What dictates which direction the poles point on a toroid magnet? Assuming you set up magnets touching positive to negative assembled in a toroid shape. It is made out of neodymium magnets so there is ...
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Why is there no induced electric field in the experiment (Faraday's Law)

Below are three circuit diagrams for each of Faraday's experiments that allowed Faraday to come up with Faraday's Law. In Griffiths' Introduction to Electrodynamics Griffiths states (on page 302 of ...
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Is there any material that is NOT conductive and IS magnetically attractive?

Is there any material which is NOT conductive and IS magnetically attractive? I am in need of a material which I can shape and use within a machine. It must be very attracted to magnets similarly to ...
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Peierls substitution vs minimal coupling

In the presence of vector potential (let's assume it's uniform), a tight-binding Hamiltonian will be changed according to the Peierls substitution: $t_{ij}c_i^{\dagger}c_j \to ...
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How does magnetic field leverage exchange interaction?

A 1 Tesla magnetic field corresponds to the energy of less than a millielectronvolt. However, fields of that order seem to saturate the magnetization of many solids, be they ferromagnets or ...
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How can we define the energy stored in a (conservative) force field?

I have come to know from my textbook that energy is stored in the E-field of a capacitor, in the B-field of an inductor and so on. Take the example of an inductor. The derivation bewilders me ...
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why in IYPT problem it said that the non-ferromagnetic disk repel?!how?

for the shaded-pole motor, our rotatable disk is paramagnetic, so it must be attracted to the magnetic field of the inductor. but in the question it said it repelled. does that para disk increase the ...
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Do the integral forms of Maxwell's Equations have limited applicability because of retardation?

In the usual bookwork treatment, it is easy to show that the differential and integral forms of Maxwell's equations are equivalent using Gauss's and Stokes's theorems. I have always thought that ...
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If earth's magnetic field disappeared, would cosmic radiation lead to increased radioactivity?

This is about the effect of cosmic radiation on earth. Is it the type of radiation that could make things radioactive? So if earth's magnetic field weakened considerably (such as could happen if it ...
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Can a magnetic field be focused at a distance?

There are interesting arrangements of magnets that can strengthen the field in some places while weakening it in others. This is discussed in Can magnetic fields be redirected and focused at one ...
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Do magnets violate the 1st Law of Thermodynamics?

A magnet can increase an object's gravitational potential energy without any energy input right? or wrong?
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Mu-metal Magnetic shielding

If I want to have a magnetic field only at only one point (or line) in the box. If I will enclose the box with mu-metal and leave a hole a few millimetres in size in it, will it work? Thank you.
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How to convert EM fields to EM waves?

How a body producing electricity and magnetic fields become a body radiating electromagnetic waves?
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Magnetic Field and Flow of Vector Potential

I am sorry, when my question is not really concrete, but here we go. Consider the Hamiltonian function $$H(x, \xi) = \frac{1}{2m}\bigl|\xi - eA(x)\bigr|^2$$ corresponding to a charged particle in a ...
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Constant magnetic field attenuation by µ-metal (mu-metal)

I am interested in the magnetic field attenuation by µ-metal. Specifically shielding from earth's magnetic field $\boldsymbol{H}_E$ through closed cylindrical layers of such a metal, yielding an ...
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can magnet used in engines

My friend has told an idea that if the same poled magnets are placed in the motors instead of engines,it will produce the ultimate energy.because same poles are repelling each other. is it possible?
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Larmor precession for time-changing magnetic field?

Wikipedia gives the formula for Larmor precession for the magnetic moment in an external field ${\mathbf B}$. But nothing at all is mentioned about whether the field can have a time dependence. Since ...
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Does the magnetic anisotropy state only have two possible directions?

Wikipedia says "The magnetic moment of magnetically anisotropic materials will tend to align with an easy axis". Does this mean that it is completely impossible to orient the magnetic moment with any ...
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Is there a magnetic line that is a Eucliden straight line?

In my (though few) experiences, magnetic lines are always curved (with respect to a Euclidean plane). I have never seen there is any magnetic line that is Euclidean straight. If there is a magnetic ...
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Magnetic Field of a Current Loop using Ampère's Law

A typical exercise while introducing the Biot-Savart Law is to calculate the magnetic field caused by a circular current loop at a point P located in its central axis, as shown in the following ...