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  • What is Magnetism? What Causes It?

    Posted on January 16th, 2016 Brian No comments

    Magnetism is a very weak version of the nuclear force. It is caused by creating a very small shift in the position of the nuclei in the atoms. Obviously this can only happen if atoms have a crystal like structure.



    Nuclei Shift in Magnetics

    Obviously the above is a very simplified example.

    Permanent magnets need a mixture of atoms to allow the more stable atoms to lock the more susceptible atoms (say iron) into a permanent magnetic state.

    Author – Brian Williams.

    See How to Built an Atom


    2 responses to “What is Magnetism? What Causes It?”

    1. What a magnetic field actually consists of is somewhat of a mystery, but we do know it is a special property of space.
      A typical silly statement from physicists. In my computer room I have 9 speakers from old radios plus 5 on my computers. If I pass my galvanometer around the room I can detect all these magnetic fields. These magnetic fields are not a special property of my computer room, the are special properties of the individual speakers.

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