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EMF in an Open circuit?

If a wire that is connected to a circuit passes a magnetic field, it would induce $EMF$ that would allow current to flow, and generate an opposing force. Now what if the wire is not connected to a ...
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Do magnetic fields cause ionisation of gases?

I am doing my final year engineering project on Magnetic Field Assisted Combustion and was curious to see what people thought about it. Companies sell rare earth magnetic arrangements to be attached ...
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Magnetic field felt by an observer “orbiting” a proton

Classically, if one has an electron orbiting a proton, how can the magnetic field felt by an observer with the same instantaneous velocity as the electron be calculated? It seems that I may find the ...
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What is the secret of this perpetual motion machine with neodimimum magnets?

The following device is apparently based on magnetic forces only and has no visible energy source: Where is it's energy source? Full video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA0b-8pqUCk UPDATE One ...
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Magnetic dipole and magnetic moment

I don't quite understand the meaning of these terms. My physics book just gives the mathematical definition of magnetic moment as $\mu=Ia$, which means nothing to me. I know it has to do with torque. ...
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Force from solenoid

I'd like to approximate the force from a solenoid, or at the very least find a formula which is proportional to the force so that I can experimentally find the constant for my particular case. ...
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Effects of a very large magnetic field on the human body

Ever since reading about the NHMFL I have always wondered about this and asked several people without getting a good satisfactory answer. My question is, considering the simplest case let's say a ...
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What is the maximum magnetic field that a human body can withstand? [closed]

Are there limits to the exposure of human bodies to magnetic fields? What happens if we cross that limit? How to create such magnetic fields? Has this been tried out?
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A doubt on Magnetic domains and electron orbits

If electrons spin not in 2d orbits but 3d orbitals, how is it that in the magnetic domain explanation, we say that electron's motion around the nucleus is like a current loop and hence we get the ...
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Earth's magnetic field

New researchs found that very high pressure on certain materials may reduce the degree of temperature required to change to superconductor. So is it possible that the high pressure in earth core ...
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does thickness of a diamagnetic material affect the mag-lev effect?

I built a little mag-lev display, basically a desk ornament, as a fun project/learning experiment. It's a fairly basic setup with a neodymium magnet suspended between two thin sheets of pyrolytic ...
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How and why do sunspots occur?

I am studying sunspot behavior, and the causes for the occurrence sunspots occur. I've come across the phrase 'local magnetic fields of the Sun'. I have no idea what that means. Can someone please ...
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Earth Maybe a Compass or Not [closed]

Does the Earth magnetic pole point to something in our solar system or farther? Like the Sun.
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Is it possible to create a magnetic field camera that resolves magnetic fields to their source?

Is is possible to build a camera that is composed of an array of compasses that can resolve its magnetic field readings to sources outside of the sensor similar to the way an optic camera creates ...
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The strength and control over the strength of electromagnets, correlation between the strength and weight of the magnets

I am currently working on a project that aims to use the attraction & repulsion between two electromagnets as an alternative to weights, from a physiotherapy and rehabilitation perspective to help ...
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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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emf of a moving wire in a variable magnetic field

Lets, say that Magnetic filed is either (case 1) $B=B_0$ or (case 2) $B=B_0\sin{\frac{\pi x}{L}}$in $z$ direction. We have a wire with a length of $L$ along $y$ axis which is moving in $x$ direction ...
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Why is the geomagnetic north pole at a different location from the magnetic north pole?

According to this site Magnetic North, Geomagnetic and Magnetic Poles The Geomagnetic poles (dipole poles) are the intersections of the Earth's surface and the axis of a bar magnet hypothetically ...
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Why is one Telsa equal one weber per square meter instead of one weber per cube meter?

Lines of magnetic flux exist in three-dimensions, so how can they be measured per area unit?
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Modeling the working of a transformer by pushing magnet into a coil

Let me go step-by-step. First I will outline a simple transformer. There are two circuits next to each other (not touching). One is an electromagnet set-up (with AC supply) and the other has a ...
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Will moving a magnet through cupped hands change the nerve signals through the hand?

Basically nerve signals are electric impulses travelling from the brain to body parts. What would happen if we move a magnet through cupped hands. Would it somehow interfere with the current of the ...
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Hysteresis curve for ferromagnet different types?

If you type 'hysteresis curve for ferromagnetic' in to google you get several different types. Looking at the once with $B$ against $H$ there are some that appear to go flat at satruation: And ...
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Which elementary particles are behind magnetic field, similar as photons behind radio waves?

I see, there are photons behind radio waves. As Wave–particle duality said: the radio waves are waves and at the same time are fluxes of particles called Photons. I'm wondering, what is behind ...
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Beyond the gravity of a black hole

http://www.sciencealert.com/the-magnetic-field-just-outside-our-black-hole-has-been-studied-for-the-first-time reported strong magnetic fields escape out of black holes. Does that rule out photons ...
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Fringing effect of electric current

We know the what is the fringing effect of electric field in capacitor, of magnetic field in some in some solenoid or magnetic field in through joint of some metal. But is there is something similar ...
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How do virtual photon cloud produce discrete magnetic field lines in bar magnet?

I think magnetic field is the exchange of virtual photon constantly absorbed and emitted by electrons roughly speaking so assume the setup isn't in a complete vacuum and I have a piece of bar magnet ...
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Why is the magnetic field of a spherically symmetric current zero?

We now ask about the magnetic field produced by the currents in this situation. Suppose we draw some loop $\Gamma$ on a sphere of radius $r,$ as shown in Fig. 18–1. There is some current through ...
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Does current in a part of a wire create magnetic field at any other part of the same wire?

Let there be a circular-shaped wire - a ring in which there exists a steady current. It creates magnetic field around the wire. This can be evaluated by Biot-Savart Law. As shown in the fig., ...
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Motion in a time-dependent uniform magnetic field

Suppose you have an infinite solenoid generating an uniform magnetic field inside. The field is oriented along the solenoid axis : unit vector $\vec{\bf n}$. The field intensity varies linearly with ...
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Do diamagnetic ferrofluids exist?

I am wondering if there are ferrofluids or 'diafluids' that exist which are repelled by a magnetic field?
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How to 'smooth/flatten' the surface of a disturbed liquid

I would like to essentially flatten or smooth the surface of a viscous liquid after dropping an object into it, without actually touching the liquid. For example, if I drop a rock into a tub of oil, I ...
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Do iron bar become heavier when magnetized?

Say I have a piece of iron bar, would the same iron bar weights more when being magnetized asumming no outside forces like magnetic field etc and the scale is non magnetic, I think you know what I'm ...
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Magnetic force of a magnetic field around a wire

Suppose we have a magnetic field around a wire because there goes a current through the wire. Suppose there are not any magnets near. Is it ture that there is then also a magnetic force? If so, is ...
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Magnitude of magnetic field at the center of circular wire

I'm preparing for an exam by solving the sample questions , here is the one I'm having difficulty with : Following is the given circuit. Which contains two resistance $R_1$ and $R_2$ in form of ...
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As the World Turns [closed]

Does the Earth's axis change with the magnetic reversal as it is taking place?
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How to calculate the maximum spacing between Hemholtz coils

I would like to design a long, uniform magnetic field using Hemholtz coils but am not sure how far I can separate them before the field lines diverge and become two loops that go around each coil ...
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Permanant Magnet Lines & Currents: [duplicate]

A permanent magnet produces lines of magnet flux that we call a "magnetic field". Those lines come from inside the magnet, come out of the N pole, loop outside the magnet, & return back into the ...
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Permanent Magnet Lines & Currents:

A permanent magnet produces lines of magnet flux that we call a "magnetic field". Those lines come from inside the magnet, come out of the N pole, loop outside the magnet, & return back into the ...
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Calculating the deflection of an electron in a given magnetic field [closed]

I have been stuck on this question for some time but I am not able to solve it. It is a question from "Concepts of physics" (2nd volume) by H.C. Verma. An electron is projected horizontally with a ...
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What is the speed of magnetism?

I'm not a physicist (just have a few basic notions) and this is a question out of curiosity, so as I'll probably word it the simplest I can, please take that into account when answering. tl;dr Let's ...
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How to create linear parallel magnetic field lines

I am trying to make ferrofluids create a flat surface between two points. Most of the magnet configurations I have seen have field lines that arc. So I'm asking if there are any circumstances where ...
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Ferrofluids and normal-field instability

Could someone explain whether the spikes and uneven surfaces you see in ferrofluids being attracted or repelled away away from (against gravity) the surface of ferrofluids would happen if the fields ...
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$\pi$, $\sigma$ - atomic transitions with respect to the magnetic field axis

I am confused about the atomic transition with different polarized lights. I post the pictures as follows. There are four cases. In case 1, the right-handed circular polarized light ...
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what happens to a magnetic field when it moves relative to an observer at relativistic velocities?

what happens to a magnetic field when it moves relative to an observer at relativistic velocities? Does it become an electrical field?
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Electropermanent Magnet not working?

I have made an electropermanent magnet based on summary provided on this blog. Here are my details - I have used AlNiCo and Neodymium Magnet together in the core with 10mm diameter and 20mm length. ...
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How to calculate the magnetic flux through a circular area [closed]

A constant magnetic field passes through a circular area (of a solenoid). I'm trying to calculate the flux using $$\phi_B= \int B dA$$ $B=0.2$ Tesla, Diameter of the solenoid (and therefore circle) ...
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Why does cutting slots in metal improve magnetic flow?

When machinists mount work pieces for grinding they often use magnetic chucks and fixtures are set on those chucks. The thicker the fixture, the more the magnetism is attenuated. Sometimes that is a ...
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Torque as if magnetic force were concentred in mean point

From what I see in my textbook and several on line resources (such as this, p. 8-8), I am tempted to think that the magnetic force $I\boldsymbol{\ell}\times\mathbf{B}$ acting on a straight conducting ...
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How can a magnet have a greater magnetic field strength than a bigger, heavier and more powerful magnet made of the exact same material?

Here are some informations I found on the magnetic field strength (also called "magnetic flux density" or "magnetic induction", commonly denoted as B and expressed in tesla or in gauss) of an average ...