Problem 27.1: Identify the poles of a square magnet

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You can move the compass around. You can also move the gray magnet by dragging it at the pink square (position is given in centimeters). Restart. Determine the poles of the magnet. The colored blocks are there for your reference.

Problem authored by Anne J. Cox.
Script by Morten Brydensholt and modified by Anne J. Cox.

Physlets were developed at Davidson College and converted from Java to JavaScript using the SwingJS system developed at St. Olaf College.

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