# How does a simple bar magnet work?

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The bar magnet has a north pole and a south pole at two ends. … When you place two bar magnets close to each other, their unlike poles will attract and like poles will repel each other. A bar magnet will attract all ferromagnetic materials such as iron, nickel, and cobalt.

## How do you use a bar magnet?

Uses of bar magnet

By rubbing the magnet on objects like paper clips, safety pins we can magnetize them. Bar magnet can function as a compass: When it is attached to a string and suspended, the bar magnet aligns itself towards the north pole of the earth. They are used in electric bells.

## What are the basic properties of a bar magnet?

They are:

• Attractive Property – Magnet attracts ferromagnetic materials like iron, cobalt, and nickel.
• Repulsive Properties – Like magnetic poles repel each other and unlike magnetic poles attract each other.
• Directive Property – A freely suspended magnet always points in a north-south direction.
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## What is the shape of bar magnet?

Bar magnet is a permanent magnet which is rectangular in shape and creates an imaginary magnetic field lines around it in such a way that the magnetic force is strong near the poles.

## Is bar magnet a permanent magnet?

Bar magnets are permanent magnets. This means that their magnetism is there all the time and cannot be turned on or off as it can with electromagnets . Bar magnets have two poles : north pole – normally shown as N.

## What is the difference between magnet and bar magnet?

In Electromagnet, the magnetic field is created by a wire-wound coil but the magnetic field of Permanent (Bar) Magnet cannot be changed.

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## At which place is the power of a bar magnet the strongest?

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The end of the magnet pointing north is called the north-seeking pole (or, more simply, the north pole), and the other end is called the south (seeking) pole. The magnetic effect is strongest at the poles of a magnet.

## Why is a magnet strongest at its pole?

For a magnet, the flux lines repel each other so the field will be weaker at the sides. But they are concentrated at the poles, where they originate, so the field is stronger. Air is a poor conductor of flux. To get a similar magnetic field from the solenoid, we have to add a iron core.

## How will you convert an iron strip into a bar magnet?

An iron strip can be converted into a magnet by following method: Place the iron strip on a table. Place one pole of a bar magnet near one end of the iron strip. Move the bar magnet along the length of the iron strip starting from one end to the other end as shown in the following figure.

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## Can a magnet pick up copper?

In their natural states, metals such as brass, copper, gold and silver will not attract magnets. This is because they are weak metals to start with. Magnets only attach themselves to strong metals such as iron and cobalt and that is why not all types of metals can make magnets stick to them.

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## What are the 7 types of magnets?

What are the different types of magnets?

• Neodymium iron boron (NdFeB)
• Samarium cobalt (SmCo)
• Alnico.
• Ceramic or ferrite magnets.

## What is the middle of a magnet called?

The ends of a magnet are called its poles. One end is called the north pole, the other is called the south pole. … Opposite poles attract each other, but similar poles repel.

## What happens if a magnet is cut in half?

You can think of a magnet as a bundle of tiny magnets, called magnetic domains, that are jammed together. Each one reinforces the magnetic fields of the others. Each one has a tiny north and south pole. If you cut one in half, the newly cut faces will become the new north or south poles of the smaller pieces.

## Which is a permanent magnet?

Permanent magnets are materials where the magnetic field is generated by the internal structure of the material itself. … Permanent magnets are limited by the structure of the material. And the strongest magnetic field of a permanent magnet is about 8,000 gauss.

## What will a suspended bar magnet do?

When you suspend it freely, the magnet aligns itself so that the north pole points towards the magnetic north pole of the earth. …

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