What is A Magnet
This website was developed by Geno Jezek,
owner of the online magnet store, www.Custom-Magnets.com. Custom-Magnets has been supplying
magnetic material and custom fridge magnets since 1999.
A magnet is an object that carries a static magnetic field around it. It attracts bits and particles of predominantly iron and steel, but also nickel and cobalt. Early Greeks discovered that iron pieces naturally gravitated toward 'lodestone' and began the journey into magnets as we understand them.
Magnets may be of three types:
Each type will vary in composition and typical use.
Shapes and Sizes:
Magnets may be found in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some of the most typical are:
How Magnets Work
Every magnet has a North and South Pole. Poles that are alike repel each other. Poles that are different attract each other. For instance, if a magnet's North Pole was facing another magnet's North Pole, you would encounter resistance when trying to touch the two ends together. If you touch one magnet's South Pole with another magnet's North Pole, there would be no resistance and they would touch easily.
These are just some of the basic concepts of magnetism. One cannot possibly grasp the depth and appreciate the versatility of magnets without reading more about the uses of magnets, the Earth as a huge magnet and electromagnetism among other things.
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