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Son Goku
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Message 21 of 28 (353111)
09-29-2006 11:11 AM
Reply to: Message 20 by 2ice_baked_taters
09-28-2006 7:13 PM


Re: We do know
What remains unknown about magnetism?
What have you read to give you the impression that human knowledge on the subject is lacking?

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Son Goku
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Message 23 of 28 (353127)
09-29-2006 12:58 PM
Reply to: Message 22 by 2ice_baked_taters
09-29-2006 12:42 PM


Re: We do know
What is a charge?
The charge of an object is the strength of its coupling to the electromagnetic field.
What are lines of flux?
A visual tool used by Michael Faraday.
We know many things about the phenomenon of magnetism but do not know what it is. I have not found a sufficient explanation of what a charge is. I have not found an explanation of exactly what lines of flux represent.
What is particle spin and what causes spin? I have found no answers here.
Have you read any texts that deal specifically with the subject?
There are detailed accounts of what electromagnetism is and how magnetism arises out of this force.
What level of explanation would satisfy you?

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Son Goku
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Message 26 of 28 (353149)
09-29-2006 2:18 PM
Reply to: Message 25 by 2ice_baked_taters
09-29-2006 2:05 PM


Re: We do know
This does not answer the question.
Coupling? what dose this mean?
Answering questions with questions.
I have answered what charged is. Coupling is a general concept.
Coupling is the amount/measure of how the dynamics of two fields effect each other.
What exactly do they represent?
The path of a particle in a Magnetic Field.
I apreciate your responses and learning a level of understanding of how magnetism works is quite interesting, however it's fundamental cause and how it came into being is the question.
We know many things about it but this we do not know.
If you would answer in the context: "This is what we currently understand" It would be more appropriate however, the condensed answer still is, fundamentally, "we do not know".
It came into being in the early universe when various symmetries were broken.
"It is the purely spatial terms of 4 dimensional electromagnetic curl" or "It is the result of a relativistic disagreement between an electric field and a stationary observer".
It's existence can be derived from two simpler assumptions in current theory, so its nature is very well understood.
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