Magnetic Field Problem 9.6.1

  

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Description

The above animations represent two typical bar magnets each with a North and South pole. The arrows represent the direction of the magnetic field.  The color of the arrows represents the magnitude of the field with magnitude increasing as the color changes from blue to green to red to black. You may drag either magnet and double-click anywhere inside the animation to add a magnetic field line, and mouse-down to read the magnitude of the magnetic field at that point. 

Question

Which animation correctly depicts a properly labeled magnets?

Answer

Animation 2.

Reference

See Giancoli-PA: 20-1, Giancoli-SE: 27-1.

Credits

Physlet problem authored by Mario Belloni.

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