again help me

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by DeathByMidgets, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. DeathByMidgets

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    ok ill ask again could someone describe flux lines to me in lamen terms what are they a bunch of electrons or something? i know they come off magnets and electrical charged items
     
  2. beenthere

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  3. Thav

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    Flux lines are a kind of abstract way of thinking about vector fields. It's similar to contour maps, and is just meant to give you an idea on paper of what a three dimensional field is.
     
  4. JDT

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    Correct, abstract. The direction of the lines show the direction of the field. Closer together lines, stronger field.

    No-one actually knows what a magnetic field is - right?
     
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