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Subject: Inherent connection between Electiric and Magnetic ie. electromagnetism?

Date: Sat Jan 10 06:53:26 1998
Posted by Marcus Larson
Grade level: grad
School: Graduate - Veterinarian
City: Chicago State/Province: IL
Country: USA
Area of science: Physics
ID: 884436806.Ph
Message:

I have been wondering why a moving electron [current] or a moving magnetic field creates the other. I know they are inherently interrelated and occur at 90 degree angles but I do not understand the mechanism that causes one to 'create' the other'. I have found a reference that indicates that clockwise and counterclockwise spins of electron orbits may be involved in creating magnetism but I am not sure this would 'push' an electron [charge] in a certian direction by up or down movement of the magnet.

Can you help? Marcus

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