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Electromagnetic Radiation

Electromagnetic Radiation

Electromagnetic Radiation Electromagnetic radiation is the result of oscillating electric and magnetic fields. The wave of energy generated by such vibrations moves through space at the speed of light. And well it should… for visible light is indeed one form of electromagnetic (EM) radiation. X-rays, radio waves, gamma rays, and infrared and ultraviolet “light” are the other main ...

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Basic Facts About Bounce Motion

Basic Facts About Bounce Motion

Basic Facts About Bounce Motion Bounce Motion Some particles do move along the field lines of the Earth. The crowded magnetic field lines near the poles cause particles to “reflect” and move back the same direction the from which they came. They bounce back and forth from one pole of ...

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Basic Facts About Spiral Motion

Basic Facts About Spiral Motion

Basic Facts About Spiral Motion Spiral Motion Protons and electrons can’t move across magnetic field lines very easily. So sometimes these particles are are forced to spiral around them. Electrons cirle the field line in one direction, protons in the opposite direction.  

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Generating a Magnetic Field

Generating a Magnetic Field

Generating a Magnetic Field Generating a Magnetic Field Scientists think, although not certain, there are two essential ingredients for generating a magnetic field. Those two ingredients are magnetic material currents A bar of iron can be made into a magnet by wrapping it with wires and running a current through the wires. ...

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Material which is magnetic

Material which is magnetic

Material which is magnetic Material which is magnetic There are a few materials which are naturally magnetic, and have the potential to be turned into magnets. Some of these materials are iron hematite magnetite ionized gases (such as the material stars are made of) A magnet can be made to ...

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Bar Magnet and Compass Interactive

Bar Magnet and Compass Interactive

Bar Magnet and Compass Interactive Bar Magnet and Compass Interactive The black rectangle represents a bar magnet. The magnet’s North and South poles are labeled. The other item represents a compass; the red end of the needle is the end that would point towards Earth’s North Magnetic Pole. Notice that the red end of the compass needle points ...

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Disk Magnet and Compass Interactive

Disk Magnet and Compass Interactive

Disk Magnet and Compass Interactive Disk Magnet and Compass Interactive he black circle represents a ceramic disk magnet, with the north pole side up. The other item represents a compass; the red end of the needle is the end that would point towards Earth’s North Magnetic Pole. Notice that the red end of the compass needle ...

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The Invisible World of Magnetic Fields

The Invisible World of Magnetic Fields

The Invisible World of Magnetic Fields The Invisible World of Magnetic Fields A bar magnet is a seemingly ordinary piece of metal from which invisible magnetic field lines originate. These magnetic field lines effect any magnetic material in the vicinity of the magnet. Magnets have a north pole where, by ...

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The Force of Magnetism

The Force of Magnetism

The Force of Magnetism The Force of Magnetism You may ask, how does the force of, Magnetism work? The force of magnetis,m is directed from one pole to another. A pole can be described as the point where lines of magnetic force come together. Most simple magnets have two poles (that makes them ...

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