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Friday, May 24, 2013

How Magnets Work

OK being the repository of the worlds knowledge, you might think this one would be on Wikipedia.

You would be wrong.

If you type it in you get a horrible choice between the the Insane Clown Posse song Miracles and the article called Magnet.  

There is no page called How Magnets Work.  Not even a redirect to someplace that explains this.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Force_between_magnets would probably be the best place for a redirect.

Using a search engine online should answer the question, if your question is actually "How is a magnetic field created?" From  http://www.howmagnetswork.com/
How is a magnetic field created?
When current flows in a wire, a magnetic field is created around the wire. From this it has been inferred that magnetic fields are produced by the motion of electrical charges.
But what most people want to know is how does a magnet attract certain metals?  Or, how does a magnet attract or repel another magnet?  What is happening in the space between magnets that causes them to act as they do?

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