Induced Magnetism

When a piece of unmagnetised magnetic material touches or is brought near to the pole of a permanent magnet, it becomes a magnet itself. The magnetism is induced.

A North pole induces a North pole in the far end.

 

Contents

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