Magnetic Lines of Force

From: Rachel Jordan (
Date: Wed Nov 13 2002 - 13:24:04 PST

I was just reading your webpage for magnetic lines of force and the
following sentence under "What's going on?" struck me as strange:
"Each atom in a piece of iron is a magnet, with a north pole and a south
pole. Most pieces of iron are not magnetic, since the atomic magnets all
point in
different directions."

I thought iron was magnetic, but that most pieces of iron are not
magnets. Perhaps this is a typo, or maybe I don't understand what is
going on very well.


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