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Polarity of magnets, Simple?- confused me.

  1. Oct 2, 2011 #1
    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:
     
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  3. Oct 2, 2011 #2

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