Magnetic Field

Magnetic Field

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Caption: Iron fillings showing the magnetic field of a bar magnet. The magnetic field induces magnetism in each of the filings, which then line up in the field. Although the field is actually continuous, interactions between the filings cause them to accumulate in thin arcing lines.

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Keywords: aligning, arcing pattern, attracted, attracting, attraction, bar magnet, demonstration, experiment, ferromagnetic, ferrous, force, iron, iron filing, iron filings, magnet, magnetic, magnetic field, magnetic poles, magnetism, metal, physical, physics, pole, repelled, repulsion, school science

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