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In physics, electromagnetism is an interaction that occurs between particles with electric charge via electromagnetic fields. The electromagnetic force is one of the four fundamental forces of nature. It is the dominant force in the interactions of atoms and molecules. Electromagnetism can be thought of as a combination of electrostatics and magnetism, two distinct but closely intertwined phenomena. Electromagnetic forces occur between any two charged particles, causing an attraction between particles with opposite charges and repulsion between particles with the same charge, while magnetism is an interaction that occurs exclusively between charged particles in relative motion. These two effects combine to create electromagnetic fields in the vicinity of charge particles, which can accelerate other charged particles via the Lorentz force. At high energy, the weak force and electromagnetic force are unified as a single electroweak force.

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Organizations relating to Electromagnetism

Asia-Pacific EPR/ESR Society / Est. 1997
International Association for Hydromagnetic Phenomena and Applications / Ilmenau, Germany / Est. 1995
Asian Union of Magnetics Societies / Est. 2009
International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety / Est. 2002
Magnetic Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis / Barcelona, Spain
International Consortium for Telemetry Spectrum / Colombiers, France / Est. 1999
Magnetic Union
International Society of Electromagnetic Aquametry / Weimar, Germany
International Conference on Magnetic Fluids
International Workshop on Rare-Earth Permanent Magnets and their Applications
Joint European Magnetics Symposia
International Conference on the Scientific and Clinical Applications of Magnetic Carriers / Est. 1996
European Large Magnet Field Facility
International Association for Radio, Telecommunications and Electromagnetics / Est. 1982
Commission internationale du magnétisme terrestre / Est. 1896
EC Network on 100 Tesla-Magnet Technology / Est. 1994
International Centre for Dense Magnetized Plasmas / Warsaw, Poland / Est. 1999
African Magnetic Mapping Project / Est. 1988
European Shielding Information Service
World Magnetic Survey
International Commission on Magnetism / Est. 1957
International Kirlian Research Association / Est. 1975
Joint Global Ocean Flux Study / Est. 1989
International Magnetohydrodynamic Liaison Group
The Electromagnetics Academy / Cambridge MA, USA
International Conference on Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement
International Conference on Megagauss Magnetic Field Generation and Related Topics / Est. 1965
International Conference on Antennas and Electromagnetic Systems / Est. 2012
MEG Nord / Est. 2017
International Conference on Electrorheological Fluids and Magnetorheological Suspensions
Magnetics and Optics Research International Symposium / Est. 1991
International Symposium on Hysteresis Modeling and Micromagnetics / Est. 1996
International Society for Brain Electromagnetic Topography / Giesen, Germany / Est. 1989
European Magnetism Association / Est. 2016
Virtual Institute for Artificial Electromagnetic Materials and Metamaterials / Rome, Italy / Est. 2007
FLUXNET / Est. 1997
International Laboratory of High Magnetic Fields and Low Temperatures / Wroclaw, Poland / Est. 1968
International Association for Computational Mechanics / Barcelona, Spain / Est. 1983
European Institute of Molecular Magnetism / Sesto Fiorentino, Italy / Est. 2008
International Colloquium on Magnetic Films and Surfaces
International Commission on Laser Physics and Photonics / Est. 1975
International Committee on Offensive Microwave Weapons / Philadelphia PA, USA / Est. 1990
International Conference on Magnet Technology
European Magnetic Sensors and Actuators Conference

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World Problems relating to Electromagnetism

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Health hazards of environmental electromagnetism
Electromagnetic pollution
Geomagnetic storms
Health hazards of electrical transmission lines
Excessive population mobility
Electromagnetic pulse bomb
Environmental hazards from electromagnetic pulses

Action Strategies relating to Electromagnetism

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Designing new magnets
Monitoring electromagnetic pollution
Reducing electromagnetic pollution
Agreeing size of flux-units for measuring transboundary air pollution
Using magnetism
Preserving magnetic media

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