The Earth's Magnetic Field

The Earth behaves as if there is a bar magnet in it




In the diagram above there is an imaginary magnet drawn, note the south pole of the magnet is in the northern hemisphere in order to attract the north pole of a compass.


History of magnetism, What is a magnet
What do magnets do, Test for a magnet
Magnetic fields
Theory of magnetism
Induced magnetism
Magnetic properties of iron and steel
Storing magnets
Making a magnet
Primary science applications
Fleming's Left Hand Rule
Self assessment
Comments, reflections and study action plan