Table of Contents

- 1 Do magnetic field lines always intersect each other?
- 2 Can two magnetic field lines intersect each other give reason for your answer?
- 3 Why do field lines never intersect?
- 4 Why don t the two magnetic lines of force intersect each other?
- 5 Why do field lines never cross each other?
- 6 How are magnetic field lines different from electric field lines?
- 7 Why do two magnetic field lines intersect each other?
- 8 Are there any real magnetic lines of force?

## Do magnetic field lines always intersect each other?

Magnetic lines do not intersect with one another. The magnetic lines strength is the same throughout, and it is proportional to how near the lines are.

### Can two magnetic field lines intersect each other give reason for your answer?

No, two magnetic lines of force cannot intersect each other. If two field lines intersect, there would be two directions of magnetic field at that point which is not possible.

**Why can’t magnetic field lines cross each other what would be true about the magnetic field at the point of crossing if they did?**

A: It’s not really true that magnetic field lines cannot cross, but where they do, the magnetic field strength has to be zero. If two field lines crossed, then that is saying that the magnetic field points in two different directions, at one place.

**Why do field lines not intersect each other?**

The field lines never intersect each other. The field lines are perpendicular to the surface of the charge. The magnitude of charge and the number of field lines both are proportional to each other. For the field lines to either start or end at infinity, a single charge must be used.

## Why do field lines never intersect?

Answer: Electric field does not direct in two directions that is why electric field lines never cross over each other. When two lines intersect each other, tangents are drawn at that point indicating two directions of electric field lines, which is impossible therefore electric field lines cannot cross over each other.

### Why don t the two magnetic lines of force intersect each other?

The magnetic field lines never intersect each other because if two or more lines intersect each other than it means that at that point of intersection, the magnetic field has two directions at the same point. This is not possible for a magnetic field to point in more than one direction at the same point.

**Why do magnetic field lines form a closed loop?**

Magnetic lines are imaginary lines. Within the magnet, they move from south pole to north pole and outside the magnet they move from north pole to south pole. Hence, magnetic lines form continuous closed loops.

**Why can’t two magnetic fields intersect?**

Two magnetic field lines do not intersect each other because if there was point of intersection, The compass needle would point towards 2 directions. Which means that the magnetic field has two different directions, which is not possible.

## Why do field lines never cross each other?

The field lines never intersect each other. The field lines are perpendicular to the surface of the charge. The magnitude of charge and the number of field lines both are proportional to each other. The field lines’ start point is at the positive charge and the end at the negative charge.

### How are magnetic field lines different from electric field lines?

The electric field line induces on a positive charge and extinguishes on a negative charge, whereas the magnetic field line generates from a north pole and terminate to the south pole of the magnet. The electric field lines do not form a loop whereas the magnetic field lines form a closed loop.

**Why do electric field lines never form closed loops?**

If the electric field lines form a closed loop, these lines must originate and terminate on the same charge which is not possible because electric field lines always move from positive to negative. Therefore, we say electrostatic field lines never form closed loops.

**Why magnetic field lines Cannot intersect each other draw magnetic field lines of a current carrying circular wire?**

Ans. The magnetic field lines never intersect each other as an intersection of the field lines means the magnetic field at that point has two directions, which is not possible because the resultant force on a pole (north/south) at any point can only be in one direction.

## Why do two magnetic field lines intersect each other?

Answer. All Field lines follow their separate path to reach from North Pole to the South Pole. Two magnetic field lines do not intersect each other because if there was point of intersection, The compass needle would point towards 2 directions. Which means that the magnetic field has two different directions, which is not possible.

### Are there any real magnetic lines of force?

Magnetic lines of force are defined as curved lines which are used for representing the magnetic field. These lines do not exist but are imaginary lines through the pattern of the magnetic field is explained.

**Why do magnets always have a north and South Pole?**

This does not happen for magnetic field lines because there is no magnetic equivalent of an electric charge. Magnets always have a North and South pole – they are dipoles. Even when you chop them up into small pieces each piece always has a North and a South pole.