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WE KNOW THAT LIKE POLES REPULCE ,UNLIKE POLES ATTRACT BUT IN CASE OF EARTH AND MAGNETIC COMPASS,’‘ HOW DO NORTH POLE OF MAGNETIC COMPASS ATTRACT TO NORTH POLE OF EARTH’‘?DOES IT SEEMS TO BE CONTRIDICT EACH OTHER?

WE KNOW THAT LIKE POLES REPULCE ,UNLIKE
POLES ATTRACT  BUT  IN CASE OF EARTH AND MAGNETIC COMPASS,’‘HOW DO NORTH POLE OF MAGNETIC COMPASS ATTRACT TO NORTH POLE OF EARTH’‘?DOES IT SEEMS TO BE CONTRIDICT EACH OTHER?

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Shaily Bhatt
23 Points
7 years ago
This is because the geographical North pole is the magnetic South pole of earth. And the vice versa is also true. Hence the North pole of the compass gets attracted towards the Geographical North Pole which is actually the magnetic South pole.

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