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Homework Help: Question on magnets and induced magnetism

  1. Mar 4, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I was just thinking, lets say I connect the north pole of 2 magnets to a ferromagnectic material on both ends, does the whole ferromagnetic material become a north pole? Drawing attached.

    2. Relevant equations

    Nil

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I think so.
     

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  3. Mar 4, 2012 #2
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    When a magnet is placed near a ferromagnetic material such as iron, the magnetic causes the magnetic dipoles inside the iron to align such that the "south" poles of the dipoles are faced towards the north pole of the magnet and the "north" poles are repulsed

     
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