5H20.10-Magnets on a pivot

5h2010magnets_on_a_pivot

Video: Instructor’s video

Description: This demonstration shows that a magnet on a pivot will move in response to another magnet close by.
A variation of this is to put both magnets on a pivot and observe that opposite poles attract.

Equipment:

  • 2 Bar magnets
  • 2 Pivots
  • Electric Magnetizer

Setup Procedure:

  1. Using the electric magnetizer, magnetize two bar magnets.

Demonstration Procedure:

  1. Place one magnet on a pivot and bring the other one near it. Note that like poles repel and opposite poles attract.
  2. Place the other magnet on a pivot and bring them near each other. Note that they align themselves with opposite poles facing each other.

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