How does the magnetic compass operate?

14 Sep '19, 15:32

Sept. 14, 2019, 3:32 p.m.
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The compass pointer is made of magnetic material. It has N and S poles.

Magnetic materials of the same polarity repel each other and those of opposite polarity attract.

This makes the magnetic compass pointer to always point to the magnetic North of the Earth.

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14 Sep '19, 15:35

Sept. 14, 2019, 3:35 p.m.
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