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.