Table of Contents
- Properties of Magnet
- Magnetic Field and Magnetic Field Lines
- Did You Know?
- What’s Next?
In the previous segment, we have learned the basics of the Magnetic effects of electric current. In this segment, we will learn about the magnetic field and magnetic field lines.
What are the Properties of a magnet?
- Consider a bar magnet. It has two poles: north and south.
- On suspending a bar magnet freely in space, it aligns itself in the north-south direction.
- When the north pole of another bar magnet is brought near the north pole of the first one, both the magnets move away from each other. That is, they repel each other. If the south pole of the new magnet is brought near the north pole of the first one, then both the magnets move towards each other. That is, they attract each other. Thus, like poles repel and unlike ones attract.