College Physics (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32160-183-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32160-183-4

Chapter 19 - Magnetism - Learning Path Questions and Exercises - Exercises - Page 688: 26


(c) near the Earth's south geographic pole

Work Step by Step

The magnetic compass is always aligned with the direction of the magnetic field. If the compass points straight up then the field lines are also coming out from the surface of the earth, which happens at the south magnetic pole. Since the south geographic pole is closer to the magnetic pole, the compass must be in that region.
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