# Question: What Are The Names Of The Magnetic Poles?

## How many Poles does a magnet have?

two polesMagnets have two poles, a north pole and a south pole.

The magnetic field is represented by field lines that start at a magnet’s north pole and end at the south pole..

## How do you identify a magnetic pole?

Take a magnetic compass and place it close to but not touching your magnet. Watch carefully at where the compass needle points. The point that normally points to the north pole of Earth should point to one end of the magnet. That end is actually the South pole of the magnet.

## What is meant by the N pole of a magnet?

The north pole of a magnet is the pole that – as long as the magnet can spin freely – points towards the north. … Furthermore, you can determine the north pole of a magnet with the help of a compass: The needle end, which normally points towards the south, will be pulled by the north pole of the magnet.

## Why is magnet strongest at its pole?

For a magnet, the flux lines repel each other so the field will be weaker at the sides. But they are concentrated at the poles, where they originate, so the field is stronger. Air is a poor conductor of flux. To get a similar magnetic field from the solenoid, we have to add a iron core.

## Which pole is stronger north or south?

The magnetic field generated by any magnet is always strongest at either pole. The magnetic force is equally as strong at both the north and south pole.