Difference between a permanent magnet and a temporary magnet.

Asked by Aparajita Ambastha | 15th Aug, 2014, 09:45: PM

Expert Answer:

Permanent magnet: A magnet whose magnetism is not lost over due course of time is called a permanent magnet.
It is naturally magnetic in nature.
Example: Lodestone.
Temporary magnet: A magnet whose magnetism is lost when the cause for magnetism is switched off, is called a temporary magnet.
It is an artificially made magnet. The magnetism is induced by electric field (current) or another magnet.
Example: Electromagnet,

Answered by Romal Bhansali | 17th Aug, 2014, 12:10: PM

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