I came up with a very interesting expeiment, when i enclosed a plotting magnetic compass within the like poles of two magnets.(north poles). But when i removed the magnet facing away from the north pole of one magnet, i found the compass needle aligning itself onto the north pole! Now it"s polarity is changed. It deflects away from the south pole and points towards the north pole of magnets. It intrigued me, so I tried the compass on my friend's magnet. It was still changed!
When I put the compass b/w two like poles (north) and removed the magnet that made itself point the compass in it's direction, the compass realigned itself and again changed polarity. It now points away from North and towards South.(which is the default alignment)
I came up with a possible explanation that my compass is faulty. But when I tried the same with compasses in our school's physics lab, the school's compass also changed polarity!
I come to topperlearning after an unfruitful explanation from my school teachers. Pleaes help me out!

Asked by reetatyagi8 | 6th Aug, 2015, 10:21: AM

Expert Answer:

Dear reetatyagi8@gmail.com

Thanks for asking us a question in Ask the Expert section of TopperLearning.com.

We have not understood the query that you have posted.
Kindly be more clear with framing of sentences as it is a long question. Your sentences are confusing and we are not able to understand what exact procedure you followed while performing the experiment.
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Answered by Romal Bhansali | 6th Aug, 2015, 02:54: PM