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Numerical from Electrostatics

Three point charged lie along the x axis in a vacuum: charge 1 in the middle, with charge 2 to the left, and charge 3 to the right. The magnitude of charge 1 is +3 microcoulomb, the magnitude of charge 2 is -4 microcoulomb, and the magnitude of charge 3 is -7 microcoulomb. The distance between charges 1 and 2 is 20 cm, while the distance between charges 1 and 3 is 15 cm. Determine the magnitude and direction of the net electrostatic force on charge 1.

Asked Tammy

Electromagnetic waves of a charged particle

If there is a charged particle moving with constant velocity then at any point in space magnitude of electric and magnetic field changes with time. changing magnetic field will produce electric field and changing electric field will produce magnetic field subsequently. if it is so then it should emit EM waves.How to explain it from the frame in which charge is moving with constant velocity?how to explain this from the frame of reference in which the charge is moving at constant velocity?

Asked Rajesh Kumar Nayak

Nature of Electromagnetic Waves

When we represent the frequency, amplitude, and wavelength of any electromagnetic radiation on a graph we see a wave like in water. Is this just a geometric representation or do the “packet” aspects of these waves actually move physically like the mathematical representation.

Asked Jack Cassidy

Hope that the following videos explain the concept better

English: Electromagnetic waves can be imagined...
English: Electromagnetic waves can be imagined as a self-propagating transverse oscillating wave of electric and magnetic fields. This diagram shows a plane linearly polarized wave propagating from left to right. The electric field is in a vertical plane and the magnetic field in a horizontal plane. http://weelookang.blogspot.com/2011/10/ejs-open-source-propagation-of.html (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Magnetic Velocity

How would I figure out the velocity of a ball at the end of the chain.
For example if I had 4 half inch magnets each one 6 inches apart with 3 quarter inch steel ball behind each magnet.
If the starting velocity of the first ball to hit the magnet is 10mph.
What if i changed the ball size half way through.
For example if I had 4 half inch magnets each one 6 inches apart with 3 1/4 inch steel ball behind the first two magnets and 3 1/8 inch steel ball behind the last 2 balls
Example video to help understand setup


Magnetic field due to current

Right hand rule is a physics principle applied...


A spinning electron creates a magnetic field.But what about an electron inside a current carrying wire electron is spinning around its axis and revolving in loop,both simultaneously.So,what if both the situations contradict (both magnetic fields are in opposite direction ).net M.F. should be zero then. I mean what is the fate of electron in a current carrying wire with respect to its spin?


Asked Aakanksha


Continuity of Magnetic Field Lines

I was taught in school that magnetic lines can not cross each other without breaking. Also i was taught that magnetic field lines are unidirectional traveling out of the north end of the magnetic field and connecting to the south magnetic pole. My question is, In the event of the lines being broken, would the broken or open north magnetic lines coming out of the north pole of the magnetic field( traveling at the speed of 186,000 miles per second, the speed of light) be able to connect with any other south magnetic poles they encounter even a second or more away.thank you, Ron G.


Diagram of Earth's magnetic field lines includ...


Why there is no magnetic field around a disconnected copper wire

Moving electrons produce magnetic field right? Electrons on earth are moving at an average of 27.83m/s due to earths rotation plus 30m/s due to earths revolution and may be more due to sun’s revolution and our galaxy’s revolution.
since there is no absolute motion, how can we tell if electrons are moving?
If the electrons are moving, anyway, why is there no magnetic field around a disconnected copper wire?

Asked  N.Srichakradhar Reddy

Right hand rule is a physics principle applied...
Right hand rule is a physics principle applied to electric current passing through a straight wire, resulting in a magnetic field. The thumb points in the direction of the conventional current (from positive to negative), and the fingers in the direction of the magnetic field. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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