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Q & A: Net magnetic moment of two magnets?

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Most recent answer: 02/28/2010
Q:
If we glue the north ends of two magnets, then can we call it a three pole configuration? What about it's net magnetic moment? Will it be zero?
- Raviroop Singh (age 17)
Patiala,Punjab,India
A:
If the two magnets have the same strength then the net magnetic dipole moment will be zero.
However there will be a net magnetic quadrupole moment.

LeeH

(published on 02/28/2010)

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