Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 25 - Think and Do: 33

Answer

This is a hands-on demonstration. Try it and see!

Work Step by Step

"Tin" cans contain iron. Magnetic domains in the can line up with Earth's magnetic field (see pages 456-457) if they are not moved, turning the can into a weak bar magnet. If a can is rotated to a new position, the can's poles will gradually rotate to again align with Earth's magnetic field.
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