Electricity and Magnetism

A model for permanent magnets

Physics Narrative for 11-14 Supporting Physics Teaching

Magnets, action at a distance and fields

Two ways of representing the actions of magnets for the basis of understanding the actions of permanent magnets and other magnetic materials.

  • The model of a magnetic material as a series of mini-magnets
  • The idea of a field as showing where and how the action-at-a-distance of the magnet will affect magnetic materials

can be analysed using Magnetic Field
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