How Magnetic Fields Are Created


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To create a magnetic field, a charged particle must be:

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1. Increasing the current through a wire:

2. The strength of an electromagnet can be:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you gauge your understanding of the processes that can form magnetic fields. To pass the quiz, you'll need to know the conditions that create a magnetic field and how those fields can be strengthened.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to review:

  • The necessary conditions for creating a magnetic field
  • Ways to strengthen a magnetic field
  • The definition of ferromagnetic core

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on magnetic fields
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as ferromagnetic core
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about magnetic and electromagnetic fields

Additional Learning

To learn more about magnetic fields, review the related lesson How Magnetic Fields Are Created. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • The conditions that create a magnetic field
  • How ferromagnetic cores strengthen magnetic fields
  • How electromagnetic fields are controlled
  • Modern uses of electromagnets