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Summarizing Magnetic Fields and Magnetic Field Lines

Summary

  • Magnetic fields can be pictorially represented by magnetic field lines, the properties of which are as follows:
  1. The field is tangent to the magnetic field line.
  2. Field strength is proportional to the line density.
  3. Field lines cannot cross.
  4. Field lines are continuous loops.

Glossary

magnetic field

the representation of magnetic forces

B-field

another term for magnetic field

magnetic field lines

the pictorial representation of the strength and the direction of a magnetic field

direction of magnetic field lines

the direction that the north end of a compass needle points

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