Can an electron guy attract or repel a permanent magnet?

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Dan020350
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Can an electron guy attract or repel a permanent magnet?

Postby Dan020350 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:18 pm

So I am trying to understand can this be? If not is there an alternative where you can do so at a distance like inch or so? Thanks

TakeruK
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Re: Can an electron guy attract or repel a permanent magnet?

Postby TakeruK » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:16 am

A permanent magnet has a magnetic field. If an electron (or other charged particle) is moving through a magnetic, it will feel a force. This force is called the Lorentz force and you can read more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorentz_force




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