Mechanical forces in magnetic fields

  title={Mechanical forces in magnetic fields},
  author={C. Steinmetz},
  journal={Proceedings of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers},
  • C. Steinmetz
  • Proceedings of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers
1. General Mechanical forces appear wherever magnetic fields act on electric currents. The work done by all electric motors is the result of these forces. In electric generators, they oppose the driving power and thereby consume the power which finds its equivalent in the electric power output. The motions produced by the electromagnet are due to these forces. Between the primary and the secondary coils of the transformer, between conductor and return conductor of an electric circuit, etc… Expand