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The magnetic force is strange and does not exist for neutral particles—only for charged particles, if those particles are moving. The direction of the force isn’t toward the magnetic field or away from the field but “sideways.” This magnetic force protects us from cosmic rays by creating Van Allen belts of charged particles around the Earth, entertains us by creating pictures on televisions, and provides a vital component of research in all areas of physics. This chapter investigates the magnetic force.

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Type Book ChapterPub Date 1/1/2006Stock # PB198X_11

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