When a magnet is broken into two parts , the polarity of one of the parts is reversed and the two parts repel each other, how does this happen? [the magnet is not heated or hammered]

Asked by angad1008 | 19th Feb, 2011, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

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When a magnet is broken, say in 2 pieces; each piece develops a north and a south pole. Thus, the broken pieces behave as individual magnets. Now, when the like poles come together, they repel each other.
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Answered by  | 19th Feb, 2011, 09:51: PM

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