What is magnetic force?
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What is magnetic force?

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The technical definition of magnetic force is the mechanical force exerted from a magnetic field to a magnetic pole that is placed within that particular magnetic field. Magnetic force involves the simultaneous attraction and repulsion that occurs between particles that are electrically charged and are within the magnetic field itself.

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A prime example of a magnetic field is the manner in which iron reacts when placed in proximity to a magnet. Magnetic force is the primary reason why electric engines are able to function; these engines contain rotating coils of wire that are driven by magnetic force exerted by a magnetic field on an electric current.

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