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What is the general proof that the torque acting on an irregular current carrying loop in an uniform magnetic field is only dependent on area?

How do you prove that the torque acting on an irregular current carrying loop in an uniform magnetic field in the plane of loop = $I \vec{A} \times \vec{B}$ Where, $ \vec{A}$ = Area vector of the ...
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Will matter vibrating at THz frequencies emit light?

Much like a magnet creating an alternating current when slid through a solenoid, will matter that vibrates at 500 THz create lightwaves? Here we are talking about taking an object which doesn't glow ...
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What's the formula to determine how fast a magnet can travel and still hold objects in it's magnetic field?

If an object (an iron ball) is locked (suspended) in the magnetic field being produced by a magnetic bar, what is the maximum velocity at which the bar can be moved before the iron ball is disturbed ...
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Auxiliary magnetic field identically zero?

Consider a 3D space that's filled up completely with a material of fixed magnetization $\mathbf{M}$ (i.e. everywhere in space the magnetization points in the same direction and has the same ...
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Can iron core from solenoid be diamagnetic?

So... we were measuring RLC circuit, and while we inserted core into solenoid, the amplitude on osciloscope decreased. It would imply, that the core is diamagnetic. But it is original core from PHYWE ...
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Can the use of a magnetic compass be inconsistent with Galileo's Relativity Hypothesis?

I just read Galileo's Relativity Hypothesis from this website: http://physics.ucr.edu/~wudka/Physics7/Notes_www/node47.html It states that - "any two observers moving at constant speed and direction ...
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Calculate magnetic field from magnetic force on a charged particle

The magnetic force, charge, and velocity of a particle are given. I am asked to find the magnetic field. $$q = -2 \,\mathrm{\mu C}$$ $$\vec{v} = (-\hat i + 3\hat j) \times 10^6 \mathrm{m/s}$$ ...
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Magnetic field at the center and ends of a long solenoid [closed]

A long solenoid has current $I$ flowing through it, also denote $N$ as the turns per unit length. Take its axis to be the $z$-axis, by symmetry the only component of the magnetic field inside is ...
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why don't large magents repel themselves

This question may have been asked before so I apologize in advance if it has. I've been playing with some magnetic buckyballs I got recently (highly recommend getting some if you dont have any) and ...
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Can pulsating DC current be transformed?

Since pulsating DC current is changing, why doesn't it induce a changing magnetic flux in the transformer core? Is it able to induce a transformed current in the secondary coil?
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Are magnets attracted to mu-metal?

Are magnets attracted to mu-metal? Be aware that when watching videos of mu-metal they may have metals that are attached to the mu-metal and are attacted to magnets. Please don't get them confused.
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Why can the divergence of vector potential be anything?

Purcell in his book was deriving the vector potential $\bf A$ using $\text{curl}\;(\text{curl}\; \mathbf A)= \mu_0 \mathbf J\; .$ After some algebra, he came to this: $$-\frac{\partial^2 ...
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Why does the frequency of a Transformer not change?

I was reading about the transformer, when I came across a note by the author that stated that the Frequency is not changed as the flux linked to the secondary coil in a transformer changes. Is there ...
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Books about non-uniform magnetisation

I need to study non-uniform magnetisation and the only book where I found this was Berkeley Physics Course Vol.2. Is there other book's options to this issue?
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Has this double slit experiment been performed with electrons?

I don't know if we have the technology yet. Double slits, one electron at a time. The moving electron should produce a magnetic field. Can we detect such a weak magnetic field and tell which slit ...
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Magnetic hysteresis energy loss derivation

we have that the magnetic energy stored in a field is : $$W_m = \frac{1}{2}\int_v B.H dv$$ From here im unsure how to get to the expression that the power dissapated in a hysteretic cycle is given by ...
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how is current measured through ammeter? [duplicate]

If we join a shunt through a galvanometer,it makes an ammeter.but in parallel arrangement voltage is same and only some amount of current is passed and not the total current of circuit.so how does the ...
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Is the number of turns in a loop part of the magnetic flux?

In all both my physics textbooks, the number of loops $N$ is left out of the equation for magnetic flux $\phi_B = \int_s \vec B \cdotp\hat n dA$ and only when calculating the Emf induced by an ...
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Local nuclear magnetic field compared to macroscopic field

In an NMR experiment, I the local magnetic flux density of an iron sample was found to be roughly 33 T, by checking for a resonance frequency of the magnetic dipoles. How can it be that such a high ...
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Why does magnetic resonance frequency lower when electron density rises? [closed]

I would like to know why magnetic resonance frequency lowers when elecron density rises. It would be good if you have a formula discribing the relation and could share it.
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What kind of cheap, available, magnetic metal could I use for my boardgame? [closed]

My question revolves around my need to snap plaster walls to plaster dungeon floors for a boardgame called Dungeons & Dragons. My intention is to glue and paint over metallic strips under the ...
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Is it possible to shield a magnetic field?

Is it actually possible to shield a magnetic field? They teach us at school that magnetic fields are generated by electricity running through the wires (that's how electromagnets work). On the other ...
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Redirectioning photons through magnetic lenses

What shape magnet/s would I need to create parallel lines from the ends of a rod shaped magnet?or what shape of magnet would create parallel lines? Is this close?
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Levi-cevita symbol, force on current by magnetic field of other current

I have the expression for F⃗1, the force on I1 due to the magnetic field of the current I2, using the Levi-Cevita symbol. However, one part of this double integral should equal zero mathematically or ...
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Does the alternating current “move” such that there can be Lorentz force present on the wire?

As in question, does the alternating current "move" such that there can be Lorentz force present the wire? Becuase the current alternates on a fixed place there can be no Lorentz force?
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Electric current through loop of wire

We have an electric current running through a wire loop, then we are interested in the magnetic field generated by this current (moving charges). The main question is, the value of the magnetic field ...
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Does the ring (in the picture) experience Lorentz force?

Does the ring in the picture below experience Lorentz force? Or should I say it's just some magnetic force? (Notice that the poles repel eachother.) I am unsure because of the setting with the ...
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magnetic force from v=0 and dB changing

magnetic force is defined as: $ \mathbf{F}=q \mathbf{v} \times \mathbf{B}$ so if v=0 there is no force. However Faraday's law states that if $d\mathbf{B}\neq0 $ then we have an induced emf even ...
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What makes the magnetic field inhomogeneous in the Stern–Gerlach experiment?

The magnetic field depicted in Stern–Gerlach experiment is described as inhomogeneous. Is that depiction the only depiction of inhomogeneous magnetic field used, or are there other examples of ...
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Is the thermal conductivity of metals affected by magnetic fields?

Especially for a ferromagnet a magnetic field should have a field-induced band shift in the density of states but I wonder if this shift is big enough to be significant and affect the thermal ...
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How does magnetic field gets generated by friction between high temperature molten metallic cores?

I was watching "Strip the cosmos" show on Discovery science channel last day and they explained that earth produces magnetic field due to rubbing of the two concentric cores, both the molten metal ...
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Is the saturation magnetization of a thin film different if you apply the field at different directions?

I'm getting different values of the saturation magnetization when I measure them in-plane versus out of plane. The saturation magnetization for the out of plane measurement is greater than in the in ...
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Why do magnetic forces scale down so poorly?

Im told by experts in MEMS and nanotech that magnetic forces scale down very poorly. This is one reason we have many MEMS devices based on electric forces/electrostatics but not on magnetics. Can ...
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A Magnetic Vortex in a Magnetic Vortex

This is not to scale. Can a magnetic vortex be compressed into a flat disk using magnetic entrapment? Can a magnetic vortex happen inside another magnetic vortex?
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Does radar affect magnetism?

Does radar affect magnetism? Let's say I have two magnets, one is suspending the other. Would radar affect the magnetic field?
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Finding the electric and magnetic fields from the vector potential $\vec A=\vec{E_0} e^{i(\vec k\cdot\vec r-\omega t)}$

I am trying to find the electric and magnetic fields from the vector potential $$\vec A=\vec{E_0} e^{i(\vec k\cdot\vec r-\omega t)},$$ I know $$\vec B=\vec \nabla\times \vec A$$ and $$\vec ...
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Why does an electromagnet attract iron according to Special Relativity?

I saw a video of Veritasium on "How Special Relativity Makes Magnets Work" and came up with a question. So please watch the video first before answering my question as it is related to the video. 1) ...
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Direction of H and B inside and outside a bar magnet

I seem to have encountered a contradiction when thinking about the directions of $\textbf{H}$ and $\textbf{B}$ inside and outside a bar magnet. Suppose that a bar magnet has a roughly constant ...
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Hysteresis loss

It is know that ff an alternating magnetic field is applied to the material, its magnetization will trace out a loop called a hysteresis loop. The lack of retraceability of the magnetization curve is ...
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Designing Repelling Electromagnets [closed]

I need to design a pair of electromagnets to repel each other with maximum force while being less than a certain weight. Specifically, they must accelerate a a 1lb mass to 5 m/s vertically within 5cm ...
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Which is more fundamental: $H$ or $B$? [closed]

According to Wikipedia, $B$ is called the Magnetic flux density / Magnetic induction / Magnetic field, while $H$ is called the Magnetic field intensity / Magnetic field strength / Magnetic field ...
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Distance of the electric field generated by a Slayer Exciter ( Variation of tesla coil )

I'm currently trying to create a really basic simulation of a slayer exciter for a demonstration I have to give at my college. The thing is we want to know how far does the electric field produced by ...
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Magnetic field due to current, I don't get how you get the direction, can someone draw it for me? [closed]

Taken from here, 3rd problem. As you can see, no matter from which point current goes, from a to b or from b to a, in either cases, magnetic field would be down, right?
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How is magnetic field created in an atom according to quantum model

How is magnetic field created in an atom according to quantum model? I mean, we are taught about the magnetic field by bohr's model which assumes that electron revolves around the nucleus in a ...
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If I know how many atoms I have in a film, can I know the total magnetic moment?

Say I have a Co film and I know its volume so I know the total number of atoms in it. Using this plus the knowledge that each atom has a magnetic moment of 1.7 Bohr magnetons, would the total magnetic ...
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Why does transformer winding need large numbers of turns?

In transformers there are large number of turns in winding for both primary and secondary sides around the core. So, my question is why can not we just put one or two turns in winding as we need to ...
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Magnet and needle

When I place a needle near a clamped magnet and let it go, it moves towards the magnet. Since magnetic field cannot work on individual charge particles, we must conclude that the needle loses its ...
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A confusion with solenoidal windings

I have seen in solenoids, toroids, transformers, electromagnets and machines that the core is pretty insulated. Over this the winding coil is wrapped but it is a bare coil (turns are not insulated to ...
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Can a magnetic lock be negated or overcome by a stronger electro magnet? [closed]

Magnetic locks seem to be fairly standard on modern buildings. Is it, though, possible to negate a magnetic lock my placing an oppositely-polarized, strong electromagnet across from the magnets on the ...
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How does this incorrect model of a wire give the correct result for B-field produced?

I see in Griffith's book Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th edition, the following model (paraphrased). Consider a wire (infinitely-long) with positive linear charge-density $\lambda$ moving to ...