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TEAL Electricity & Magnetism

SECTION : Force on Moving Charges 

SUBJECT: Two Wires in Series  

The animation shows the magnetic field configuration around two wires carrying current in opposite directions. The Maxwell stresses associated with the magnetic fields cause the wires to feel a mutual repulsion, and they spread apart as a result.





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