Difference Between Electric Field And Magnetic Field

Magnetic field is an exerted area around the magnetic force. It is obtained by moving electric charges. The direction of the magnetic field is indicated by lines. While the electric fields are generated around the particles which obtains electric charge. During this process, positive charges are drawn, while negative charges are repelled.

Electric And Magnetic Field

An object with a moving charge always has both magnetic and electric field. They have some similarities and also has two different fields with same characteristics. Both fields are inter-related called electromagnetic field but there are not depending on each other.

Difference Between Electric Field vs Magnetic Field
Electric Field Magnetic Field
It creates an electric charge in surrounding Creates an electric charge around moving magnets
Measured as newton per coulomb, volt per meter Measured as gauss or tesla
Proportional for the electric charge Proportional to the speed of electric charge
Are perpendicular to the magnetic field Are perpendicular to the electric field
Electric field is measured using electrometer Magnetic field is measured using magnetometer


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