Can an electric current exert a force on a magnet?

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Date created: Thu, Jul 15, 2021 11:40 PM
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  • Double the charge on one of the objects. Electric currents exert forces on permanent magnets. Electric force becomes stronger if the charged objects are moved farther apart. All magnets have both north and south poles. There are NO single pole magnets in nature.
  • When an electric current is flowing inside a conductor, the free electrons in the conductor are in motion. Due to the motion of this free electron, a magnetic field is generated around the conductor. Magnets also generate magnetic fields. Hans Christian Oersted was one of the leading scientists of the nineteenth century.

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Sure, electric currents love to do that. In fact, everytime you have a moving charge (electric current) you have a magnetic field assoicated with it.

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