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Existance of three poles of magnet

  1. Aug 16, 2010 #1
    I consider two magnets of smae pole strength and length.
    If i bring either of similar poles of the magnet forcefully near and stick with a glue.

    Is the combination a magnet with three poles?

    Thank you for your help
     
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  3. Aug 16, 2010 #2
    The net magnetic flux through a closed surface around this setup would haft to zero .
    I'm pretty sure when dealing with magnetism we always have di-poles.
     
  4. Aug 16, 2010 #3
    Sadly no.

    The poles of a magnet are not at the ends. They are some distance inside the metal.

    If you stick the magnets together you still have four poles - one at each end and two close together near the join.
     
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