# Why is the attractive force if magnetism not accelerative?

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?

phinds
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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?

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.

phinds
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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.

No, his question was qualitative, not quantitative, so we CAN answer it. I've already given him the answer, basically.

No, his question was qualitative, not quantitative, so we CAN answer it. I've already given him the answer, basically.

what is its rate?

I read that as quantitative. Am I wrong?

phinds
OOPS ... no, you're not, I am. 