Magnetic Fields


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Magnetic Fields
10106011011304Magnetic FieldsMagnetic effects have been known for thousands of years. Historically magnetism has been viewed as separate from, but related to, electricity. In fact, we now know from the theory of special relativity that magnetism and electricity are two different aspects of a single entity in nature, the electromagnetic field. One can make a good argument for learning about physics first from the theory of relativity and later treating classical newtonian mechanics as an approximation valid at low speeds. However, I will reluctantly continue to follow the traditional approach, and I will tell you about magnetism as if it is somehow intrinsically different from electricity, although this is only par…
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Michael Browne: Schaum's Outline of Physics for Engineering and Science, Third Edition. Magnetic Fields, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export