MLA Citation: Bloomfield, Louis A. "Question 270"
How Everything Works 18 Jan 2018. 18 Jan 2018 <http://howeverythingworks.org/print1.php?QNum=270>.
270. Why does a moving magnet excite charges?
A moving magnet, which carries with it a magnetic field, creates an electric field. That's just the way our universe works. Changing magnetic fields create electric fields. Since an electric field exerts a force on any electrically charged particle, the charges in a wire are pushed around whenever a magnet moves past them.

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