1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Magnets having same poles

  1. Aug 23, 2012 #1
    Is it possible for a magnet to have same poles? i saw a question in which the compass points the same way in both ends.

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Aug 23, 2012
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 23, 2012 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper
    Gold Member

    You could in principle have a bar which is magnetised with one pole in the middle and the opposite pole to that at each end. E.g., glue the N poles of two magnets together.
    As far as is known, a monopole is also possible, but none has ever been found.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook