What are examples of electromagnetic force?

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Jan 9, 2017


The electromagnetic force is the most visible of the fundamental forces.


The electromagnetic force manifests itself in many ways. Most are very apparent in everyday life.

It is responsible for defining how electrons are organised in atoms. Atoms are mainly empty space. The reason we don't fall through solid material is that the electrons are confined to particular energy levels.

All of the light from the Sun and other sources consists of photons which are the electromagnetic force carriers.

Magnets and the Earth's magnetic field, which protects us from harmful radiation, are aspects of the electromagnetic force.

Gamma radiation is an electromagnetic mechanism which allows an atomic nucleus to lose energy.

The electrostatic repulsion between like charges has prevented the Sun from fusing all of its Hydrogen quickly.

The electromagnetic force, which also has a large range, is the most diverse and influential of all of the fundamental forces.