Accession Number : ADA186128

Title :   Properties of a Magnetic Dipole.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Ryan, P J

PDF Url : ADA186128

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Magnetic phenomena differ from electric phenomena since there are no free magnetic charges or poles. The basic entity in magnetic phenomena is thus the magnetic dipole - the magnetic analogue of the electric dipole consisting of two opposite charges placed very close together. Bulk magnetic phenomena such as magnetization are generally described in terms of accumulations of magnetic dipoles. However standard works on electromagnetism usually describe only the simple features of the dipole without verifying all its properties. This note explores the physical and mathematical properties of the classical magnetic dipole. These properties enable the dipole to be considered as one of the fundamental magnetostatic units.

Descriptors :   *MAGNETIC DIPOLES, ACCUMULATION, ELECTROMAGNETISM, MAGNETIC PROPERTIES, MAGNETIZATION, MAGNETOSTATICS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, AUSTRALIA, POTENTIAL THEORY

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE