Magnet is an object that attracts objects made of iron, cobalt and nickle. Magnet comes to rest in North – South direction, when suspended freely.
Properties of Magnet
A free suspended magnet always points towards the north and south direction.
The pole of a magnet which points toward north direction is called north pole or north-seeking.
The pole of a magnet which points toward south direction is called south pole or south seeking.
Like poles of magnets repel each other while unlike poles of magnets attract each other.