Properties of Magnets

All magnets have the following properties and characteristics.

  • It has two poles. i.e the North pole and South pole.

  • Like poles of magnet (i.e N ̶ N and S ̶ S) repel each other whiles unlike poles of magnets attract (i.e N ̶ s) each other.

Like poles repel

Unlike poles attract

  • Every magnet has a magnetic field around it.

  • When a magnet is freely suspended in air, it swings and comes to rest with its North Pole pointing towards the north and its South Pole to the south.

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