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  1. #1 Beginner's Electricity Question 
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    I doubt I am alone on this question.

    I remember being taught about electricity in college. A conductor is placed between a positive and negatively charged magnet. And by some strange work of magic a flow of electrons is placed through the conductor and voila, no questions asked there is electricity. Oh wonders of wonders something from nothing!!

    But if anyone could direct me to a textbook which explains WHY for the love of God WHY this occurs (instead of inducing an electric current inside of a doughnut in Conneticut) I would greatly appreciate it. It's been eating away at me ever since.

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    What do you mean by "positively and negatively charged magnet?"

    You do not get something from nothing. To generate electricity requires a source of energy to move the conductor through the magnetic field.

    To ask WHY this occurs is sort of a meaningless question. The laws of physics are what they are. There isn't much more you can say about it.


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