The **magnetic moment** of a magnet is a quantity that determines the force the magnet can exert on electric currents and the torque that a magnetic field will exert on it. A loop of electric current, a bar magnet, an electron, a molecule, and a planet all have magnetic moments.

Both the **magnetic moment** and magnetic field may be considered to be vectors having a magnitude and direction. The direction of the **magnetic moment** points from the south to north pole of a magnet. The magnetic field produced by a magnet is proportional to its **magnetic moment** as well. More precisely, the term **magnetic moment** normally refers to a system's magnetic dipole moment, which produces the first term in the multipole expansion of a general magnetic field. The dipole component of an object's magnetic field is symmetric about the direction of its magnetic dipole moment, and decreases as the inverse cube of the distance from the object. wikipedia - Magnetic Moment

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**3.17 - Magnetic Electric Poles**
**7.5 - Successive Moments**
**14.07 - Thirds in Magnetic Action**
**15.23 - Water is Predominantly Diamagnetic**
**16.20 - Magnetic Pole Reversal**
**16.21 - Magnetic Flow**
**16.22 - Magnetic Flow is Negative Sympathetic Polar Stream**
**16.23 - Differentiation of Magnetic Stream**
**16.25 - Magnetic Attraction caused by Dominant Current of Electrical Stream**
**angular momentum**
**Angular Momentum coupling**
**Center of Moments**
**Diamagnetic**
**Dispersion**
**Electro Magnetic Motor - 381968**
**Enhanced Electromagnetic Spectrum Table**
**Figure 1.8 - Electromagnetic Scale in Octaves**
**Figure 16.05 - Electric Centering Shaft around which dances Magnetic Vectors**
**Figure 3.34 - Electric and Magnetic Vectors**
**Figure 7B.19 - Magnetic Lines of Force developed from Induction of Current Flow**
**Inverse Square Law**
**law of electromagnetic induction**
**Light Rings formed at 90 Degrees to Magnetic Center Line**
**magnetic field**
**Magnetic Fields Ball Lightning and Campanology**
**Magnetism**
**moment**
**momentum**
**motionless electromagnetic generator**
**paramagnetic**
**Scalar electromagnetics**
**Spintronics**
**Square Law**