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Why Does a Compass Needle Get Deflected When Brought Near a Bar Magnet? - Physics

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Why does a compass needle get deflected when brought near a bar magnet?

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Solution

The needle of a compass is a small magnet. That’s why when a compass needle is brought near a bar magnet, its magnetic field lines interact with that of the bar magnet. Hence, a compass needle gets deflected.

Concept: Introduction of Magnetism
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