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Chapter 29

Chapter 29

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Chapter 29
Magnetic Fields
 
A
Brief History of Magnetism
13
th
century BC
Chinese used a compass
Uses a magnetic needle
Probably an invention of Arabic or Indian origin
800 BC
Greeks
Discovered magnetite (Fe
3
O
4
)
attracts pieces of iron
 
A
Brief History of Magnetism, 2
1269
Pierre de Maricourt found that the direction of aneedle near a spherical natural magnet formedlines that encircled the sphere
The lines also passed through two pointsdiametrically opposed to each other 
He called the points poles

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