# Why the magnetic poles are not exactly at the ends?

## Why the magnetic poles are not exactly at the ends?

The earth spins around the geographic poles, but magnetic compasses point to the magnetic poles. Earth’s geographic and magnetic poles are not exactly aligned because they arise from different mechanisms. Earth’s magnetic field is caused by circulating currents of liquid iron in the outer core.

## Why is one end of a bar magnet called the north-seeking pole?

One end of any bar magnet will always want to point north if it is freely suspended. This is called the north-seeking pole of the magnet, or simply the north pole. The opposite end is called the south pole. So, we can conclude that the north end of a compass is attracted to the south end of a magnet.

## What are the 4 major properties of 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.

## What will happen when magnet is brought near a compass?

If a compass is brought near a magnet its needle gets deflected due to the magnetic field of magnet. If a compass is brought near a magnet its needle gets deflected due to the magnetic field of magnet.

## What will happen if magnetic compass is kept near a bar magnet?

Bar magnet The compass needle is a small magnet. That’s why when a compass needle is brought near a bar magnet, its magnetic field lines interact with that of the bar magnet. Hence, a compass needle gets deflected near the magnet bar.

## What will happen when a magnetic needle?

Answer. The needle of a magnetic compass is ‘just’ a small bar magnet that is balanced carefully so it can rotate freely. Both the compass needle and the bar magnet are labeled correctly (usually). So the N of the larger bar magnet will repel the N of the compass.

## Do magnets mess up compasses?

Yes a magnet can damage a compass. The compass needle is a ferromagnetic material. The degree to which a ferromagnetic material can “withstand an external magnetic field without becoming demagnetized” is referred to as its coercivity.

## Which ends of a magnet are attracted to which ends of another magnet?

A magnet has two ends called poles; one end is the north pole and the other is the south pole. A north pole will attract a south pole; the magnets pull on each other.

## Why do like ends of a magnet repel?

Like-poles repel: We can use curvy arrows (called field lines) to draw the shape of the magnetic field around magnets. When two like-poles point together, the arrows from the two magnets point in OPPOSITE directions and the field lines cannot join up. So the magnets will push apart (repel).

## What causes a magnet to attract or repel another magnet?

Magnets are surrounded by an invisible magnetic field that is made by the movement of electrons, the subatomic particles that circle the nucleus of an atom. The hyperactivity of these electrons gives magnets their ability to attract and repel.

## How do you make a super magnet?

Place a neodymium magnet in each hand, keeping your fingers closed around them. Bring your hands next to each other and feel what the magnets do. If they are trying to attract each other, then flip one of them over. Once they are trying to repel each other, make a dot on each of the repelling faces with the marker.

## How do you demagnetize a permanent magnet?

To demagnetise a permanent magnet place it inside a solenoid, pointing East-West, through which an alternating current is flowing. While the current is still flowing, the small atomic magnets present in the permanent magnet get disoriented and hence the permanent magnet gets demagnetised.