# Interaction of magnetic fields with the magnetic field produced by current?

In this picture, the magnetic field from the permanent magnets exerts a force on this wire, and the direction and magnitude is described by $F = iL X B$

But doesn't the wire also generate a circular magnetic field in the clockwise direction? How does that interact with the magnetic field produced by the permanent magnet and does it also produce a force on them?

Also, is the force exerted by the permanent magnets due to the interaction between the magnetic field of the wire and the permanent magnets?

• This question might seem stupid but any help is really appreciated since I'm having a hard time understanding magnetic fields. Nov 7 '15 at 18:07