What is the difference between magnetic fields and charges (carried by electrons or protons)?

Asked by  | 4th May, 2011, 04:15: PM

Expert Answer:

The area that surrounds an electrically charged particle has a property, that is referred to as an electric field. This exerts a force on other charge,s or electrically charged objects.When a charge is moving, it does not only have an electric field, but a magnetic field as well. This is why electric and magnetic fields are always associated with each other. moving charges create a magnetic force.Thus, when there is an electric current, there is a magnetic field present


An electric field has a force proportional to the amount of electric charge within the field, and the force is in the direction of the electric field. On the other hand, force of the magnetic field is proportional to the electric charge as well, but also takes into account the speed of the moving charge.
An electric field is a field of force, surrounding a charged particle, while a magnetic field is a field of force surrounding a permanent magnet, or a moving charged particle.


Answered by  | 4th May, 2011, 06:57: PM

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