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Magnetic Force experiment

  1. Dec 31, 2008 #1
    Hi, I'm buying magnets for a required experiment in my magnetic and electricity physics class. The supplier gives to important pieces of information: BrMax: 3850 gauss and Pull Force: 33lbs. I was wondering if there is a relatively simple formula so that I can calculate the force of the magnet at point x fromt he magnet using the gauss value. Essentially, I want to calculate the force of the magnet in Newtons. Thanks.
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  3. Dec 31, 2008 #2
    Divide pounds by .2248 and it will yield Newtons.

    33 pounds / .2248 = 146.797153 Newtons

    Multiplying Newtons by .2248 yields pounds.
  4. Jan 1, 2009 #3
    Yes, I understandt hat but I want to know how to use Gauss to determine force in Newtons, if possible.
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