MAGNETS

By Tereza Nikic 8EN

What is a magnet? & What can it do?

A magnet is an object or device which gives off an external magnetic field. It essentially applies a force over a distance on other magnets, electrical currents, beams of charge, circuits, or magnetic materials. Although magnetism itself, can even be caused by electrical currents.
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Can magnets be made? How...?

There are many metals which are magnetic, the most common include iron, nickel and colbalt. Although, to make a temporary magnet, you can use materials as simple as a paperclip and refridgerator magnet.

What is a magnetic field?

A magnetic field is the magnetic influence of electrical currents and magneitc materials, and much like gravitational fields cannot be seen or touched.

Can electricity make a magnet? & How?

Yes, electricity can make a magnet, as can a magnet make electricity. Since moving magnets cause electrons to flow in a wire, moving a magent past a coil will make electricity flow.
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