North Pole and South Pole....

Asked by  | 4th Mar, 2009, 09:29: PM

Expert Answer:

Yes as no magnetic monopole has yet been observed. Although for many purposes it is convenient to think of a magnet as having distinct north and south magnetic poles, the concept of poles should not be taken literally: it is merely a way of referring to the two different ends of a magnet. The magnet does not have distinct "north" or "south" particles on opposing sides.  If a bar magnet is broken in half, in an attempt to separate the north and south poles, the result will be two bar magnets, each of which has both a north and south pole.

Answered by  | 8th Mar, 2009, 10:22: PM

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