Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 20 - Magnetism - Questions: 2

Answer

Magnetic poles are attracted to their opposites.

Work Step by Step

See Figure 20-5. The end of a magnetic compass needle that points toward the geographic north pole is the magnetic north pole of the magnet, by definition. A magnetic north pole is attracted to the magnetic south pole of other magnets. There must be a magnetic south pole located at the Earth's geographic north pole.
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