Magnetism

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This series explains and illustrates the science of physics and its everyday applications. Physics is concerned with matter-the stuff from which everything is made-and with energy in all its forms. People have long been fascinated by the way magnets attract iron, but it has taken modern physics to explain how magnets work. This book describes the properties and uses of magnets, explaining magnetic fields, electromagnets, and various types of battery power. Diagrams and simple experiments help to provide the ...

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Overview

This series explains and illustrates the science of physics and its everyday applications. Physics is concerned with matter-the stuff from which everything is made-and with energy in all its forms. People have long been fascinated by the way magnets attract iron, but it has taken modern physics to explain how magnets work. This book describes the properties and uses of magnets, explaining magnetic fields, electromagnets, and various types of battery power. Diagrams and simple experiments help to provide the perfect introduction to the science of magnetism.

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Table of Contents

Magnetic materials 4

Magnetic poles and fields 6

Earth's magnetism 10

Measuring and detecting magnetic fields 14

Making magnets 16

Uses of magnets 18

Electricity and magnetism 22

Electromagnets 24

Electromagnetic devices 28

Motor effect 32

Electric motors 34

Using electric motors 38

Electricity from machines 42

Electric vehicles 50

Batteries 56

Glossary 62

Further research 63

Index 64

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