Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the differences between electric and magnetic forces.
Comparison and Differences Between Electric and Magnetic Forces
- The electric force acts in the direction of the E field, whereas the magnetic force acts perpendicular to the B field.
- The electric force acts on a charged particle whether or not it is moving, whereas the magnetic force acts on a charged particle only if it is moving.
- The electric force does work in displacing a charged particle, whereas the magnetic force does no work when a charged particle is displaced.