What is magnetic compass? State it use


Asked by anitashivran3983 | 14th Mar, 2019, 01:47: PM

Expert Answer:

The magnetic compass is a thin magnetic needle kept in a brass box which has a glass top.

The magnetic needle is pivoted at its centre so that it can rotate freely about its centre.

A magnetic compass is used:

(i) to find the north-south direction

(ii) to find the direction of magnetic field at a place

(iii) to plot the magnetic field lines

(iv) to test the polarity of a magnet.

Answered by Shiwani Sawant | 14th Mar, 2019, 04:33: PM