1402Lab5 - Magnetic Fields Basic principles of magnetism...

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Magnetic Fields Basic principles of magnetism are that like poles repel; unlike poles attract. Also a magnet produces a magnetic field which surrounds and permeates the area around the magnet. This field can penetrate through non-magnetic material such as paper, wood or plastic. It also will attract metals like iron or steel, but not metals like aluminum or brass. The factors mentioned above can let us view magnetic fields by using iron filings, which will align with the magnetic fields which surround a magnetic. It will also show that the field does not permeate the area like a solid sheet but follows specific paths. In general the path is though to originate from the north pole and travel to the south pole. A compass is a magnet with a north and south pole. The north pole of the magnet is indicated by the arrow head and points to our geographic North Pole, however since unlike poles attract, the Earths geographic north pole is actually a magnetic south pole. In this lab you will view a 3 dimensional magnetic field surrounding a single magnet and opposing and
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