Recall Basics of Magnets


Attractive property of magnets

Magnets have attracting property and they attract magnetic substances towards them. It is zero in middle and maximum at poles (near the ends) of the magnet.


Directive property of magnet

When a bar magnet is suspended freely, it always comes to rest in a north-south direction. This property is used in the construction of a mariner's compass. This is called as the directional property of a magnet.