I have a few questions about magnetics. Lets say I have 4 individual magnets of equal size. 1.) When all 4 individual magnets come together and are held together by their magnetic force do they form 1 whole magnet with two poles or do they remain individual magnetics each with their couple of poles? 2.) What exactly is it that determines that a magnet has only 2 poles? Is it the fact that their electrons are connected through the electron pool? Thats my guess. 3.) What determines which pole ends up where? Lets say I have a rectangular magnet. N == S What If I slice a thin strip of the end of the south pole? What determines whether the north pole of the strip will be at the top or bottom of the strip? I assume the poles of any rectangular magnet will be at either the top and bottom rather than the sides. Sorry for the ****ty presentation of that question.