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Question 909

Can an object conduct electricity but be nonmagnetic? Are these independent properties? You said during lecture that copper is nonmagnetic but doesn't it conduct electricity?
Electric conductivity and magnetism are pretty much independent properties. There are good conductors that are magnetic (iron) and good conductors that are nonmagnetic (copper). There are also insulators that are magnetic (iron oxide) and insulators that are nonmagnetic (glass).
         

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