PIRA 5H10.40 - Magnetic Fields: Suspended Magnet

Photo Shows the Apparatus Used at the University of Texas at Austin

Faculty Instructions:

  • The poles of the magnets on the first apparatus are labeled north and south.

  • Compare the reaction of the magnets when identical poles are facing each other versus when opposite poles are facing each other.

  • Concept Conveyed:

  • Identical poles repel, and opposite poles attract.

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