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Tue May 08, 2012 By:
 

is the attraction of magnets cause the failure of newton's gravitational law because he says that everything in this universe attracts everything with a force and gravitational acceleration=10m/s sq.or 9.8 m/s sq. but when we attach two magnets they exert too more attraction force then according to newton's law.we know that when we jump the earth attracts us but there is no attraction force just between two magnets.why?does more attraction force between magnets cause the failure of newton's law?

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Wed May 09, 2012
the force of attraction between two magnets is magnetic attraction or repulsion force depending upon the nature of the poles.Now there would be gravitational attraction force also between the two poles of magnet. But as we all know that the gravitational attraction force is very negligible between small masses. Magnetic force is much much greater than the gravitational force so it is felt only.
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