Question

A small magnet is suspended by a silk thread from a rigid support such that the magnet can freely swing. How will it rest? Draw a diagram to show it.

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Answer

When a magnet is suspended with a silk thread such that it is free to rotate in a horizontal plane, it will rest in the geographical north-south direction with north pole towards the geographic north, making some angle with the horizontal.

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