Magnetic field

Overview

Vector field

In vector calculus, a vector field is an assignmentof a vector to each point in a subset of Euclidean space. A vector field in the plane for instance can be visualized as an arrow, with a given magnitude and direction, attached to each point in the plane...

.Technically, a magnetic field is a pseudo vector; pseudo-vectors, which also include torque and rotational velocity

Rotational speed

Rotational speed tells how many complete rotations there are per time unit. It is therefore a cyclic frequency, measured in hertz in the SI System...

, are similar to vectors except that they remain unchanged when the coordinates are inverted. The magnetic field is most commonly defined in terms of the Lorentz force

Lorentz force

In physics, the Lorentz force is the force on a point charge due to electromagnetic fields. It is given by the following equation in terms of the electric and magnetic fields:...

it exerts on moving electric charges.

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