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Why is the attractive force if magnetism not accelerative?

  1. Sep 25, 2013 #1
    If i put something from space to earth it accelerates at a rate of 9.8m/s2, why is it so?
    Does acceleration happens in attraction between two magnetic poles?
    If so what is its rate?
     
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  3. Sep 25, 2013 #2

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    The attraction between an object and the Earth gets stronger as the object gets closer.

    Does this happen with a magnet?
     
  4. Sep 25, 2013 #3
    There are two questions here. An object on Earth's surface accelerates at 9.8m/s2 because of Earth's gravitational attraction. The rate of attraction between two magnets depends on how strong they are. You didn't give us that information so we cannot answer your question.
     
  5. Sep 25, 2013 #4

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    No, his question was qualitative, not quantitative, so we CAN answer it. I've already given him the answer, basically.
     
  6. Sep 25, 2013 #5
    He asked
    I read that as quantitative. Am I wrong?
     
  7. Sep 25, 2013 #6

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    OOPS ... no, you're not, I am. :redface:
     
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