Magnetism question

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Femme_physics
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If I cut a magnet exactly where the border of its south and north pole is...does it mean I'm creating a one-sided magnet?

Also, are one sided magnets naturally-occurring?
 

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cragar
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No , you will then create 2 magnets with both north and south poles.
B fields always have a North and a south pole.
 
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Femme_physics
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Ah...that's interesting... thanks :)
 
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sophiecentaur
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No , you will then create 2 magnets with both north and south poles.
B fields always have a North and a south pole.

I should say, rather, that B fields (field 'lines') have no end to them - they are looped, passing through more intenser regions, which we tend to refer to as Poles. Inside a permanent magnet (or a solenoid) the field 'lines' are still there.
 

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