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Why does a magnet on cutting into two pieces, it again attains a north pole and a south pole?

Why does a magnet on cutting into two pieces, it again attains a north pole and a south pole?

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suryakanth AskiitiansExpert-IITB
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12 years ago

Dear Ashutosh,

You can think of a magnet as a bundle of tiny magnets, called magnetic domains, that are jammed together. Each one reinforces the magnetic fields of the others. Each one has a tiny north and south pole. If you cut one in half, the newly cut faces will become the new north or south poles of the smaller pieces

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