How a Horseshoe Magnet Works


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A horseshoe magnet is actually a magnetic object that is made in the form of a horseshoe or an U shaped and is considered the most popular symbol for magnets worldwide. It was first invented by William Sturgeon in 1825. This kind of magnet usually is either an electromagnetic magnet or a permanent magnet.


This kind of magnetic field is known as a field of constant change. The horseshoe magnet has two sides which are known as the North Pole and the South Pole. The North Pole is usually found near the top or the bottom of the horseshoe magnet and the South pole is located just in front of the North Pole. This particular magnet is also known as the Cup and Balls magnet. The reason why the horseshoe magnet became so popular is because of the unique way it can be used.

First the person has to place the magnet near his desk, mirror, bookcase, or any other ordinary flat surface. Next he has to place the magnet on the ground near the spot where he wants the object to be attracted to. Then he has to make the object similar in size, shape, and color with the same properties of the horseshoe magnet. For example if the apple is red, the horseshoe magnet will have to be placed close to it.

The next step involves the use of a compass to determine the direction where the object needs to go. By comparing the compass results with the magnetized reading, the direction can then be determined. Another way to determine the direction is to use the quadratic formula. This formula is based on the fact that the area that can be magnetized with a certain amount of force is called its quadratic coefficience. The coefficience can be expressed as the ratio of the force acting on the object to the force that is lost by the object when it is turned around. The horseshoe magnet can be used to study magnetism because its quadratic coefficience closely resembles that of the compass.

Other uses of the horseshoe magnet can be explained by understanding magnetism in non-magnetic materials. The horseshoe shaped magnet can be used to create the same directional effects as the compass. A thin layer of magnetized aluminum sheet can be placed over a metal object. In order to make sure that the magnetic fields are produced only by natural processes, this layer can also be made out of neodymium. Neodymium has high levels of electrical resistance which prevents electrical currents from flowing through it. This way the directional control effect of the magnetic fields can still be realized.

To demonstrate how the horseshoe magnet made of neodymium works, it is necessary to study its surface. This magnet is made up of flat magnet bars and they are placed close together. Neodymium is magnetized when it is placed between two metal poles close together. When the two poles are closer together, their mutual attraction creates the small clusters of magnet bars. This enables electric currents to flow through the metal. Electrical currents flowing through the magnet’s surface are proportional to the total number of neighboring magnet bars.

In order to study how a horseshoe magnet works at its best, one needs to study its external surface. It is important to note that when the surface of the magnet is flat, the collective attraction will have the greatest effect. Since the magnets are arranged in a way that they lie directly on the surface, we can conclude that the collective attraction has a much greater influence than the repulsive forces. Another way to demonstrate how the horseshoe magnet’s surface affects the electrical current flowing through it is by observing the effect of the magnetic fields around it. It should be noted that these fields may vary according to the thickness of the iron or neodymium magnet.

One of the greatest advantages of the horseshoe magnets is that they can be used both for home and industrial purposes. They are highly flexible, so they can easily be placed near power cords and other electrical wiring. Their small size makes them a perfect component of many toys. For example, ferrous horseshoe magnets can also be used to create balance balls.

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My name is MrIntermag - Magnet Specialist I’ve been teaching for several years. This is my tenth year here in Maine Town. I am certified K-12 in Health / Physical Education, Adapted Physical Education, and Computer Literacy. I obtained my B.S. and M.A. from Kenya University.

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