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Summarizing Magnets

Summary

  • Magnetism is a subject that includes the properties of magnets, the effect of the magnetic force on moving charges and currents, and the creation of magnetic fields by currents.
  • There are two types of magnetic poles, called the north magnetic pole and south magnetic pole.
  • North magnetic poles are those that are attracted toward the Earth’s geographic north pole.
  • Like poles repel and unlike poles attract.
  • Magnetic poles always occur in pairs of north and south—it is not possible to isolate north and south poles.

Glossary

north magnetic pole

the end or the side of a magnet that is attracted toward Earth’s geographic north pole

south magnetic pole

the end or the side of a magnet that is attracted toward Earth’s geographic south pole

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