What are the similarities and differences in magnetic and electric field?

Similarities and differences in magnetic and electric field (Dilpreet posted this question) Similarities Differences  Both electric and magnetic field are conservative forcesBoth obey inverse square law Both are non contact forces (Forces can be exert...

Electricfield, Magnetic Field and Photon

We know that photon has no charge. Then where from it gets electric and magnetic field in light? Malik Sajad asks Answer: Electric and magnetic fields are not produced by the photon; it is massless too. But, photon is created by time varying electric a...

Solution to HC Verma Problem

“Referring to HC Verma Part 2, chapter 29, Electric field and potential, Q 69 I think that Force is inversely proportional to square of the distance between the charged particles, so acceleration is not constant and hence v*v  =  u*u  + 2*a*s   is not valid in this case. [...]

Direction of magnetic field due to a current carrying conductor

“How do we know the direction of magnetic field around the current carrying conductor?” Asked Nikhil Incoming search terms:direction of magnetic field around a current carrying conductorDIRECTION OF MAGNETIC FIELD IN CURRENT CARRYING CONDUCTORmagne...

Electric field inside a dielectric

Why does the electric field inside a dielectric decrease when it is placed in an external electric field? (Thushara asked) Answer: The net electric field inside a dielectric decreases due to polarization. The external electric field polarizes the dielectric and an electric field is produced due to this polarization. This internal electric field will be … Continue reading Electric field inside a dielectric

Current electricity – Numerical

A 10m length of aluminium wire has a diameter of 1.5mm. It carries a current of 12A. Find (i) the current density. (ii) the drift velocity (iii) the electric field in the wire. aluminium has approximately 10^29 free electrons per m^3