Which side of a magnet is positively charged: the north or south pole?

Answer Just like the Earth's North Pole, the portion of the magnet pointing north is positively charged. The magnet's force flows from the north pole of the magnet back to the south pole. This same force ... Read More »

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Is the South Pole of a magnet negatively charged?

A magnet does not hold a positive or negative charge unless in motion. A bar magnet will flow magnetism from the North Pole out of the bar to the South Pole. The magnetism will return north within ... Read More »

Does the north pole of a magnet repel or attract?

The north or north-seeking pole of a magnet attracts metallic elements such as iron, cobalt, nickel, and their alloys. It also attracts the opposite pole--the south or south-seeking pole--of anothe... Read More »

Which geographic pole of the Earth is nearest the magnetic north pole of the Earth?

The geographic North Pole is the nearest pole to the magnetic north pole. The geographic pole is approximately 1,000 miles to the north of the magnetic pole. The southern geographic pole is also hu... Read More »

Does the true North Pole match the geographic North Pole?

The geographic North Pole and the magnetic North Pole sit in two different locations. The geographic North Pole lies at 90 degrees northern latitude, while the magnetic North Pole, as of July 2010,... Read More »