# Thread: What is the difference between an electric field and a magnetic field?

1. ## What is the difference between an electric field and a magnetic field? var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":false};

What particles carries the 2 fields? Do they affect each other when they overlap? Does one make the other stronger or weaker when they overlap? Does the either field have an influence on the schrodinger wave equation probabilities?

2. There are 4 main forces ("natural Forces" that rule our universe, Gravitational Forces, Electromagnetical Forces and Weak and Strong Forces (This last two having to do with atomic and subatomic levels)

Every Force induces a Field , which is the space around its origin under which the Force acts.

Even tho Electric Fields produces Magnetic Fields and viceversa, they are both different.

Electric Fields have to do with the charges of the subatomic particles, while Magnetic Fields have to do with the movements of electric charges and/or electric fields.

This is quite a confusing theme, I recommend you to read more about it, and about the Theory of Strings, which tries to explain the unification of the 4 natural forces.

3. Electricity and magnetism are peculiar in a sense that magnetism does not exist without electricity. The inverse however is found to be true and demonstrated well by static electricity. These fields are perpendicular to each and influence each other in this orthogonal fashion.
The particles that exhibit both of these phenomena must possess a charge and be in motion. Therefore it seems that you are referring to an electron. Since electron not only move on space but supposedly spin as well they also produce a magnetic field. When electrons share the orbit shell with another electron each spins in apposite direction and producing magnetic fields that attract each other.
I should not elaborate more on facts well known to you however I would recommend to peruse a reference supplied below (you have not beat me to it already). You will find your answer on the probabilities on the electron distribution cloud obtained by solving the Schrodinger wave equation.

I have also, found there Richard Feynman statement: : ?Things on a small scale behave like nothing you have any direct experience about. They do not behave like waves. They do not behave like particles. They do not behave like clouds or billiard balls or weights on springs or like anything you have ever seen.?.

I hope it answers your question or actually scrapes the proverbial surface.

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