Recall Basics of Magnets

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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.

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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.