Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 24 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 12

Answer

If an iron magnet is struck, or dropped onto a hard surface, the impact can scramble the atoms in the magnetic domains, messing up their alignment. This weakens the magnet.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 457.
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