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Manasa
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electromagnetism

Post by Manasa » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:52 am

Do electric and magnetic fields always exist together ? if so, why ?
Won't electric or magnetic field act alone ?

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Re: electromagnetism

Post by jremington » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:00 pm

Electric and magnetic fields are different aspects of the same phenomenon (electromagnetism). You can have a static electric field produced by fixed charges, but magnetism is observed as a result of moving charges, and changing magnetic fields induce electric currents.

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