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#165 - alexanderh (01/18/2013) [-]
electromagnetic god.
no wires in picture.

You failed, electromagnets need electricity to function, otherwise they're just expensive pieces of various metals.
#231 to #165 - gjsmothefirst (01/18/2013) [-]
Actually, the forces "electric" and "magnetism" are one and the same. This is taught in high school physics.

Please, know the difference between electromagnets and electromagnetism. Electromagnets are coils of wire arranged so as to create an (electro)magnetic field when electricity is passed through them. Electromagnetism is a force which applies to all thing electronic and/or magnetic.
#332 to #231 - alexanderh (01/19/2013) [-]
I haven't had high school level physics, nor will I ever. I chose something else that interests me more. Guess I was wrong. Still, I would have left out "electro", just to avoid any confusion.
#333 to #332 - gjsmothefirst (01/19/2013) [-]
Hmm. Well, TBH then you shouldn't start talking about something which you even said you don't know about. It's not wrong in the slightest, but you certainly are.
#336 to #333 - alexanderh (01/19/2013) [-]
It sounded to me like he was wrong, I pointed it out, and was corrected. I admitted that he was right, but said that it wasn't necessarily common knowledge.
#180 to #165 - anonymous (01/18/2013) [-]
You are mixing two things. These are (or were) magnet because there is a north and a south pole.
You can create a magnetic field with wires, and doping this "magnet" by placing a piece of iron inside.
#184 to #180 - alexanderh (01/18/2013) [-]
Still not electromagnets. He could have left the "electro" out, and I wouldn't have said anyting.
#174 to #165 - posidonsaurus (01/18/2013) [-]
durr the force of magnetism falls in the class of the electromagnetic fundamental force
#183 to #174 - alexanderh (01/18/2013) [-]
Still not electromagnets.
User avatar #168 to #165 - garymotherfinoak (01/18/2013) [-]
we're learning about electromagnetics in electronics, thats why i said it
#170 to #168 - alexanderh (01/18/2013) [-]
Doesn't make it any less wrong. In fact, because you're learning about them, means that you should know the difference, and not make that mistake in the first place.
#205 to #170 - anonymous (01/18/2013) [-]
you guys are totaly talking in wronge directions... one is talking about electromagnetics - the subject about the fundamental bound between electricism and the magnetic influence it causes and the other is talking about the use of an electric device to cause magnetism...
#220 to #205 - alexanderh (01/18/2013) [-]
Seems that way. Still, having a picture of magnets, and using the term electromagnetic is either plain wrong, or not something the general public would know is right. And when it's posted to the general public for them to enjoy, you should cater to what the majority understands.
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