Answer to Question #16448 in Electromagnetism for apoorv
I have experienced that if we break a bar magnet into two pieces and try to bring those broken faces together it gets repelled each other. Why is it so?
consider a bar magnet,
NN for north pole and SS for south pole.
I broke that into two pieces, So one piece would be
NN−−SS′ and another piece would be ′NN−−SS .( ′ indicates the broken part).
Now if I bring those two together, SS′ of first should attract the ′NN of the other. But in the reality it is getting repelled.
or is there any pole exchange occuring?
so it will repel each other.
Please explain why is this happening?
Edit: The cut has been made perpendicular to the polar axis.