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Action exerted by magnets and magnetic fields and phenomena. Magnetism can be characterized by the forces of attraction and repulsion between two masses.
Force by which two bodies are pulled toward each other; opposite poles attract each other.
Area around the magnet where magnetic forces represented by lines of force are exerted, resulting in electron movement.
Line separating the north and south lines of the magnet and exhibiting no magnetic phenomena.
End of the magnet to which the field lines are directed and around which the exterior magnetic action is intense.
Imaginary line representing the direction of the magnetic forces between the north and south poles.
Body producing an exterior magnetic field; it attracts iron, nickel and cobalt as well as their alloys.
End of the magnet from which field lines originate and around which the exterior magnetic action is intense.
Force by which two bodies push against each other. Two poles of the same orientation (both positive or both negative) repulse each other.