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Magnetically shielding an actuator

We need to magnetically shield a solenoid that activates this valve (shown below) Just slipping a mild steel cap over the end does not do the job, nor appears to have any screening effect at all. ...
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It's not the size of your magnet?

Growing up I've seen magnets on the fridge to the cows stomach and the latest that I know of, neodymium. On a molecular level what makes some magnetic material stronger and last longer than others?
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How does High mu metal block a magnetic field?

Fran De Aquino suggested VLF currents would trigger a mass shift in high mu metal. But my question is how is a magnetic field actually blocked in high permeability metal?
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Is it possible to strip the magnetic, or electric field from a photon?

A photon is made up of a magnetic part and an electric part, but we can see the existence of these fields without the other one so I would like to know if it is possible to somehow separate one field ...
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How can the energy of a spinning black hole be converted into magnetic field?

I've read about the Blandford-Znajek process, and what I understood is that the black hole is treated as if it were a conducting sphere spinning rapidly with an accretion disk around it, and the ...
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What prevents this magnetic perpetual motion device from working? [closed]

Two days ago, I thought of this device, which may seem to rotate indefinitely(in all 3 directions). I have two questions. Is this perpetual motion machine already known? If it is, could you please ...
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Questions regarding magnetic fields and magnetic field lines

I went through certain statements regarding magnetic fields and M.G lines which I am not able to understand. First doubt: Why do magnetic field lines form closed curves? I went through some ...
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Magnetic field of rotating charged insulating loop

A charged insulated square loop of side length $a$ is rotated about an axis perpendicular to its plane. What is the ratio of the magnetic field in its centre to the magnetic field of a rotating ...
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How to Calculate the force between two different cylindrical magnets?

What happens to the formula when the two magnets aren't identical in height? One is a tiny neodymium magnet and the other is a longer electromagnet. Both are the same width but not height. Thank you
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Which procedure is correct? [closed]

A problem is given in my textbook pg.no-191 as Example 5.10 A solenoid has a core of a material with relative permeability $\mu_r=400$. The windings of the solenoid are insulated from the core and ...
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Which quantity is independent of others? [closed]

My textbook quotes that:pg.no-190 The three quantities $X,\, U_r$ and $U$ are interrelated and only one of them is independent. Given one, the other two may be easily determined. Where ...
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Why do all magnetic field of a bar magnet do not start and end only at pole?

Iam very confused that why not all field lines emanate out of a pole? Why few field lines emanate and in middle of a bar magnet as shown in the following figure:
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What is the direction of magnetic lines of force inside a bar magnet? [closed]

So basically , we all know the direction outside the magnet its from NORTH to SOUTH. but what i don't understand is that what is the direction inside is it the same ??
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Inductor circuit

Consider a inductor circuit with an inductor connected to a DC battery and a switch. Initially the switch is open. At time $t=0$ the switch is closed. What will happen to the inductor just after ...
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Stabilizing a shaft with only one electromagnet

I have recently come across Earnshaw's theorem in my research which states that it is not possible to stabilize an object using only static permanent magnets. I understand that and it makes sense to ...
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How to get speed of a train without using GPS

How can I measure instantaneous speed of a train in which I am travelling without using GPS/location services? The train can start underground or can start from ground level (where GPS is available) ...
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Creating a Magnetic Monopole through a torus [duplicate]

Could you create a magnet in shape of a hollow torus and magnetize it so that the interior is south and the exterior is north in order for it to act as a monopole? Is that possible? Thanks
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Does the magnetic flux spin in the same direction when the electric field is growing and collapsing?

I have three concentric iron pipes, stacked inside each other. It looks like a bulls-eye when viewed from above. To the innermost and outermost pipes I have connected a battery through a switch. ...
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Which conditions need to be fulfilled for a FODO cell to provide focusing in both planes?

I often come across the claim that a FODO cell can provide focusing in both planes so long as said cells are appropriately configured. I have never come across any elaboration of what this ...
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How does the electrons' magnetic dipole moment get influenced when electrons are moving through a magnetic field?

How does the electrons' magnetic dipole moment get influenced when electrons are moving through a magnetic field? How does the electrons' intrinsic spin influence the direction of the electrons' ...
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Magnetic Field in parallel plate capacitor [closed]

A parallel plate capacitor of area 60cm^2 and separation 3mm is charged initially at 90 micro coulomb. If the medium between the plates get slightly conducting and the plate loses charge initially at ...
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Magnetic monopole in arbitrary dimension

Assume we have D-dimensional space-time in spherical coordinates $(t, r, \theta_1, ..., \theta_k)$. We have Maxwell equations for $k$-form $F^{\alpha_1, ..., \alpha_k}$ $$\partial_{\mu} F^{\mu ...
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deflection of compass and rest position through Magnetic induction

I found a problem with a compass and a magnet, as diagrammed below. The needle of the compass was oscillating, but when a soft iron bar was placed in the "X" then the needle came to rest. Why did ...
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Force on a coil threaded by a magnetic conductor - independent of cross section of conductor?

I have a coil that surrounds (but does not touch) a small section of a ring of material with high permittivity. At the other end of the ring there is an attached magnet such that the ring forms a ...
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Magnets and magnetic Poles

If I take a cubical and spherical magnet where would its north and south pole be, which law governs this or is this simply a matter of probability? Also if I cut a bar magnet by its diagonal where ...
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Putting a capacitor into a strong magnetic field, will this change the capacity?

I'm wondering, does a magnetic field change the number of electrons, placed and displaced on the two plates of a capacitor. To prove or disprove this, I think the capacitor could be connected to an ...
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What causes the pattern you see when you hold a strong magnet near a CRT TV?

When you hold a powerful magnet near an old-style CRT TV, you see an interesting pattern, which "shows up the field lines" (see ...
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Why doesnt magnetic and electric field lines collide?

Why cant they meet or cut each other. I know magnetic field lines dont intersect with magnetic field lines and electric field lines dont intersect with electric field lines but why dont these ...
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How is the electromagnetic field made?

I know that an electric field is created by a particle with a charge and that a magnetic field is created by a moving charge but how do they combine to make a electromagnetic field?
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Unexpected Reading of a Galvanometer in a Transformer [closed]

Last week in physics class, we did an experiment to determine using DC current how to increase the deflection of a galvanometer that is connected to the secondary coil of a transformer. The appartus ...
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Magnetic field around a current carrying conductor

Would the magnetic field produced by a current carrying conductor be greater or smaller if the conductor is a bundle of small copper wires or a single, larger rod - assuming the same voltage? ...
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Is there an underlying physical reason why the Coriolis force is similar to the magnetic component of the Lorentz force?

I couldn't help but notice that the expression for the magnetic component of the Lorentz force, $$\mathbf F = q\,\mathbf v \times \mathbf B\,,$$ is very similar in its mathematical form to the ...
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Can a magnetic field affect the streaming current in high velocity water?

When you flow water at high velocity through a pipe you get a streaming current close to the pipe surface. If you were to then apply a large magnetic field across this pipe (perpendicular to the ...
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The Strength of the Tangential and Radial Components of a Dipole Magnetic Field

I am following along well several textbooks (Geophysics) that helps me understand the in-depth physics behind the magnetic field of a dipole magnet. I understand that the basic magnetic potential ...
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Can we magnetize magnetic tape / disk with constant magnetic field?

I am remember that have read in childhood, that tape recorders require alternating magnetic field to work. Is this true? Is there any difference between magnetizing by constant and alternating ...
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Inconsistencies in data: magnetic field in solenoid

In lab for our Calculus based Electricity and Magnetism course we are, for one portion of our lab, exploring the relationship between increasing the number of loops in a solenoid and the magnetic ...
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Adding magnetic dipoles and finding the field [closed]

If I have three magnetic dipoles and I want to model the field they produce together, how would I calculate that so I can model it in Mathematica? Assume the poles are permanent magnetic dipoles ...
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Why Different charges attract while they should repel? [closed]

When I started studying magnetic fields, my teacher was always telling me that strong fields push the bodies to weaker fields, so i tried to apply the same concept to charges in the following picture: ...
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How to describe the effect of laminating the transformer core?

Is there any mathematical expression to describe how the power loss by eddy currents can be minimized by laminating the core of a transformer?
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Source of energy, work of magnetic field

Suppose I have a constant magnetic field, and I switch it off (abruptly or slowly) , a ring of uniform charge would acquire same angular velocity if it was present in a plane perpendicular to B and ...
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What is the nature of the magnetic fields? [closed]

In this question, I am hoping to find out if there is an explanation to the magnetic hidden forces. In other words, what causes these fields? Is there any suggested theory, or any confirmed ones ? ...
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Magnetic field current loop [duplicate]

Why does a loop of irregular shape carrying current located in a magnetic field change to a circular shape? Will this always happen assuming the wire to be flexible? Even when the force is inwards? ...
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Magnetic property of substances

There are only few substances like iron, nickel, cobalt with magnetic property. But in chemistry, when we take account of molecular orbital theory, we can find magnetic properties of every molecules. ...
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Induced EMF of this loop?

Consider a simple loop like so: And in-front of this loop are a series of wires that would cover the whole are of the loop, these wires are parallel to one another, and they have current flowing ...
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Current induced in concentric superconducting loops

Suppose you have two superconducting loops, concentric, in a plane. Also suppose that their radii, $R_1$ (outer) and $R_2$ (inner) have the same order of magnitude (so you can't assume $B$ through the ...
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Force on an electric dipole moving through a magnetic field

A dipole of moment $\vec{p}$ where p is fixed, moves with velocity $\vec{v}$ though a magnetic field $\vec{B}$. Show that the force on the dipole is ...
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Uniqueness of the magnetic vector potential?

I am trying to find the magnetic vector potential a distance of $s$ (cylindrical radial variable) from an infinite wire carrying current $I$. The magnetic field at a distance $s$ from a wire is ...
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Is it possible to do absolute magnetic field (flux) measurements using a SQUID?

In DC squid operation, the SQUID is usually flux-locked into a position on the flux-voltage curve, and the change in supercurrent required to maintain that lock point is used to determine changes in ...
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Why does a Heisenberg magnet break the O(3) symmetry in stead of SU(2)?

As stated in the question, why does a Heisenberg magnet break the $O(3)$ symmetry while degrees of freedom of the underlying spins are $SU(2)$?
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Why is the interaction energy of a dipole and a magnetic field *negative* when they are parallel?

The interaction energy between a magnetic moment, $\mu$, and an applied magnetic field, $B$, is given by $$\varepsilon=-\mu \cdot B$$ That negative sign is confusing my inuition. If we expand the ...