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the directions, like on a compass, would be flipped as well as the magnetic fields. North would be the current south, and south would be the current north.

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What would happen to the magnetic field if the direction of the current was reversed?

In that case, the magnetic field would also reverse its direction.


What happens when you put a magnet next to a compass?

Then the compass would react according to the magnetic field of the magnet.Then the compass would react according to the magnetic field of the magnet.Then the compass would react according to the magnetic field of the magnet.Then the compass would react according to the magnetic field of the magnet.


Do you need a magnetic compass on the moon?

A magnetic compass would not work on the Moon because, though the Moon has a slight magnetic field, it's not like the magnetic field we have here on Earth.


How would the sun affect earth if it didn't have a magnetic field?

Among other things, a lack of a magnetic field would expose us to deadly solar winds.


What would happen if the earth lost its magnetic field?

The earth's magnetic field is key for stopping dangerous things called cosmic rays. It deflects most of them and keeps them from reaching the earth. Cosmic rays are mostly protons, with a few electrons and a bit of gamma radiation thrown in. And the first two are charged particles, which will be deflected when moving through a magnetic field. The can (and does) actually funnel the charged particles toward the magnetic poles, and these charges can "slip down" along the earth's magnetic field lines and interact with the upper atmosphere. This is the mechanism behind the aurora. Another effect of the loss of the field would be that a magnetic compass would no longer help us navigate. (the iron core of the earth is responsible for the existence of he magnetic fields)

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Has the magnetic field of the earth ever flipped?

Has the magnetic field of the earth ever flipped? (i.e) North Pole would be South0?


What would happen to the magnetic field if the direction of the current was reversed?

In that case, the magnetic field would also reverse its direction.


What would happen if the direction of the current through a hall probe is reversed?

The idea is that the magnetic field of the device reacts with the external magnetic field. If the current is reversed, the magnetic field would also be reversed, and the reading would be the opposite.


Did earth's magnetic field always run from north pole to the south pole?

No, our magnetic field has flipped several times over the years.CommentIf the questioner is referring to north and south magnetic poles, then, yes, a magnetic field is always allocated a direction from north to south (the direction a compass needle would point within that field).If, on the other hand, the questioner is referring to the locations called Magnetic North and Magnetic South... well, in modern times the magnetic polarity of Magnetic North is a south. But, in the past and, possibly in the future, the magnetic polarities have 'flipped' making the location, Magnetic North, a north pole -but the direction of the magnetic field is always north to south.


What will happen if the whole world is in he influence of magnetic field?

you would get bummed by an alien


What would happen if the earth didn't have a magnetic field?

If we didn't have the earth's magnetic field, eventually all of the harmful and deadly rays from the sun would destroy life on earth.


Can an electromagnet be made by using an alternating current?

Yes, but it would usually not have much practical use if the magnetic field flipped around all the time.


What would happen if the earth flipped over?

we would die


What would happen to people if the magnetic field was gone?

all the stuff on our fridge would fall off


Does East become West when the magnetic poles swap and North becomes South?

Answer The answer is no, of course not! It is the magnetic polarity of the earth that is being flipped, not the locations of Magnetic North and Magnetic South. Remember, 'Magnetic North' and 'Magnetic South' are locations, not magnetic poles. So even if their magnetic polarities flip, the names of the locations won't ever change! All that would happen is that the magnetic field would reverse, and your compass would point to Magnetic South instead of Magnetic North.Think of it this way, if the magnetic polarity of the earth flips, you wouldn't swap the names 'Arctic' and 'Antarctic'! So, why would you swap the names 'Magnetic North' and 'Magnetic South'!!!!!


What would happen if field lines crossed?

Then, at some point, the field would go into two directions simultaneously, which doesn't make much sense. The magnetic field lines form continuous closed loops.The tangent to the field line at a point represent the direction of the net magnetic field B,at that point.The magnetic field lines do not intersect,if they did, the direction of the magnetic field would not be unique at the point of intersection.


What are magnetic domains and are they everywhere?

They are small areas in a material in which lots of atoms are oriented in the same direction, thus providing a magnetic field. The material's atoms would have to have a magnetic moment. If an external magnetic field is applied to such a material, the magnetic domains have a tendency to align to the magnetic field. And no, they are not "everywhere"; they only happen in certain magnetic materials such as iron.

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