Friday, June 15, 2012

Do you know how magnets work?

A magnet creates a magnetic field, or magnetic flux density, which is a vector field. That said, it has a direction and a magnitude. The strength of this magnet depends, in part, on how closely the direction orients towards the above stated vector field.
If you have polar opposite magnets, north and south, they will attract one another. The stronger the magnetic field the more closely it might hang onto something that is the complete opposite.
Presumably, these two magnets would be quite difficult to pull apart. Unrelenting and forever so attracted simply because they are polar opposites.

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