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College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300

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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

Will a nail be attracted to either pole of a magnet? Explain what is happening inside the nail when it is placed near the magnet.

To determine
Whether a nail get attracted to either pole of a magnet. What happens when a nail is placed near the magnet.

Explanation
When a nail comes near a magnet, magnetic moment with opposite polarity of the pole which is closer to the nail is produced on the part of the nail which comes closer to the magnet. Hence a nail will always get attracted towards a magnet irrespective of which pole approaches the nail...

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