Polarity of magnets, Simple?- confused me.

  • Thread starter Jjjxy
  • Start date
  • #1
6
0

Main Question or Discussion Point

I don't get it, is the north pole of a magnet the north seeking; having in mind that like poles repel? Please help.:confused:
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
cmb
787
13
Unfortunately (perhaps against the interests of clarity), convention has determined that the 'North Pole' of the earth is a magnetic south pole.
 

Related Threads on Polarity of magnets, Simple?- confused me.

Replies
4
Views
4K
Replies
6
Views
5K
Replies
4
Views
2K
Replies
4
Views
973
Replies
6
Views
355
Replies
2
Views
1K
Replies
6
Views
3K
Replies
6
Views
7K
Replies
5
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
985
Top