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17, high schooler. Currently learning C++, and physics/mathematics on the side.


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comment Basic question on magnetism regarding north and south pole
@annav But this is my favourite quote, and it describes my feelings perfectly: "The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence". I don't understand your statement though: 'monopoles do not exist because nobody has ever recorded any, no data exists'. I agree with the last part of the sentence, but not with the first. Theoretically (from what I've understood) they might exist but they've never been observed; so we don't know. But maybe that's just physicist's lingo, I don't know.
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comment Basic question on magnetism regarding north and south pole
@annav I felt a bit insulted, but I guess that's just teen rebellion on my part. What I want to tell you and what you should NEVER forget is that my appreciation for every single user in this forum is undescribably huge. That there are people who take time off to help people without usually directly gaining benefit from it, makes me happy.
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comment Basic question on magnetism regarding north and south pole
@annav Well in that case, you could have seen the comment below my question (which predates your answer) and see that I'm in high school. Also, I referred to my educator as 'teacher', not 'professor'; this could have also helped you.
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comment Basic question on magnetism regarding north and south pole
I don't know why my age is relevant, so I don't state it in my profile. Also, my physics background is not huge, I'm still in high school. I read the wikipedia article in my native language before consulting this site, and it showed nothing of use (Dutch if you're feeling pessimistic).
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comment Basic question on magnetism regarding north and south pole
But what causes this difference? Or is this not as simple as the difference between a positive and negative charge?
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comment Basic question on magnetism regarding north and south pole
Sorry if these questions seem too rudimentary, but high school physics annoys me often with these types of things; just a set of formulas, calculate this and that, without actually explaining why and how it works. Luckily I have this site!
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comment How to draw electric fields correctly?
Thank you for this answer
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comment How to draw electric fields correctly?
@MichaelBrown How would the total field deviate from this one? Is my guess correct? Or wouldn't you have to draw field lines above B and below A (since those compensate eachother)?
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comment What is the cause of orange sky glow?
@MichaelBrown If I see it again I will, and I'll post it up on here.