Question

What is an artificial magnet? State two reasons why do we need artificial magnets?

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Answer

Artificial magnets are prepared from iron in different convenient shapes and sizes.

Examples of artificial magnets are bar magnet, horse shoe magnet, magnetic needle and magnetic compass.

We need artificial magnets because —

  1. Natural magnets are of irregular and odd shapes.
  2. Natural magnets are not magnetically strong enough for use.

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