Question

State the positions of neutral points when a magnet is placed with it’s axis in the magnetic meridian and with it’s north pole (i) pointing towards the geographic north, (ii) pointing towards the geographic south.

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Answer

(i) When a magnet is placed with it’s axis in the magnetic meridian and with it’s north pole pointing towards the geographic north then the neutral point will be in east-west direction.

(ii) When a magnet is placed with it’s axis in the magnetic meridian and with it’s north pole pointing towards the geographic south then the neutral point will be in north-south direction.

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