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James Clerk Maxwell was shy to the point of eccentricity, and his main collaborator was his dog Tobi, with whom he discussed his work. No doubt, they went over his four laws of electromagnetism. One of them is the idea that there are no isolated magnetic poles, so every north has a south, even if you cut a magnet in half. The other three are that opposites attract, but like repels like; electric current leads to magnetic fields; and changing magnetic fields leads to electric currents. And knowing is half the battle ...
If Babe Ruth could have actually knocked a baseball "into orbit," he'd have to make it travel about 17,800 mph.
A. 0.79 km/s
B. 7.9 km/s
C. 790 km/s
D. 7,900 km/s
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