Asmall compass is placed near a very large piece of ferromagnetic material. before the compass is placed near the material, it is pointing toward the earth’s geographic north. would the compass needle move? explain your reasoning. if so, what direction would it point? explain your reasoning.
it will move towards the object's magnetic south
The compass pints towards the earth geographic north because the magnetic south of the earth's magnetic field is located in there, if you placed such compass neaar the piece of ferromagnetic material, the magnetic field produced by the magnet will make the compass needle point towards its south magnetic pole, in the same fashion as it points to the earth's magnetic south. It will point to the object's south pole because the magnetic field will be stronger than the earth's (which is weak) that is because of the way magnetism works, opposite poles are attracted and similar poles will tend to separate from each other