Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 8 years ago

Why is it possible for a compass to find the shape of a magnetic field?

I know North is positive and South is negative, but how is this even possible?

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    8 years ago
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    You place the compass at different positions in the field and note which direction the compass points. You can gradually build up a 'picture' of the field.

    There's an example in the link.

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