Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on TwitterDo you remember all of the fun you had as a child playing with magnets? Betting your friends how close you could get two of them to each other before they would slip out of your fingers and stick together or just tossing them at the refrigerator to see if they would stick where they touched. Very few children can escape the attraction(pun intended) of magnets and electromagnets. Despite their popularity with children, few people understand what makes a magnet work. To help turn that trend around we have assembled a group of links to article that we have here on Universe Today about magnets and electromagnets.
Due to our great intuition(and a magic crystal ball), we understand that looking through a group of links without knowing what you may find is not everyone’s idea of fun, so here are a few interesting facts about magnets and electromagnets that you will find more information about in the links below.
Did you know that with a few tools that you can buy anywhere, you can make a magnet at home?
The north pole of a magnet always points towards geomagnetic north of our planet, but the geomagnetic north pole is actually a magnetic south pole.
The strength of a magnet is not consistent across the body of that magnet.
Electromagnets work because of the movement of electrons.
The best magnets are made of rare earth elements. There are seventeen of these elements and they are not really rare. Makes you wonder who names this stuff and how they come up with the names, doesn’t it?
While most of us think of certain metals as being attracted to magnets, every substance known to man is affected by a magnetic field; however slightly.
These are just a few of the interesting facts that you will find in the links below. Hopefully, you will find everything that you are looking for and, as always, enjoy your research.
- How Do Magnets Work?
- How to Make an Electromagnet?
- Right Hand Rule Magnetic Field
- What is a Magnet?
- Uses of Electromagnets
- Neodymium Magnet
- Where to Buy Magnets?
- Electromagnetic Waves
- Bar Magnets
- Electromagnetic Induction
- Magnetic Monopole
- Rare Earth Magnets
- Super Magnets
- Magnetic Field
- Magnetic Energy
- What is a Magnetic Field?
- What are Magnets Made of?
- Bar Magnet
- Helmholtz Coil
- Magnetic Levitation
- Permanent Magnets
- Permanent Magnet