A current carrying wire behaves like a magnet.Does it attract pieces of iron ?My query is:is there any difference between a wire becoming a magnet or behaving like a magnet?

Asked by  | 22nd Aug, 2012, 07:37: PM

Expert Answer:

No there is no difference. The magnitism in fire is entirely due to the fluctuations in electric field in space around the wire. There is no change in the wire itself.

Answered by  | 22nd Aug, 2012, 10:58: PM

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