A permanent magnet produces its own magnetic field. A permanent magnet can attract and repel other magnets.
An induced magnet is a material that becomes a magnet when it is placed in a magnetic field. Induced magnetism always causes a force of attraction. When the magnetic field is removed, or the material is taken out of the field, the induced magnet loses its magnetism quickly.
Poles of a Magnet
You might well already know this! But if not, you need too!
- What happens if a south pole and a north pole are brought near each other?
- Can an induced magnet attract and repel like a permanent magnet?
- Define a permanent magnet.
- Your answer should include: Magnet / Produce / Own / Magnetic / Field