Compass and the direction of a magnetic field
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Feb21-12, 07:46 AM
But what happens when the compass needle is on top of the larger magnet and near the north pole (as illustrated in the image by the green dot).
In this case, the compass needle is still outside the magnet.
If you could put the compass
the magnet and still have it rotate freely, then its north end would point upward, same as inside the solenoid that technician described.