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This site presents the basic ideas of magnetism and applies these ideas to the earth's magnetic field.  There are several useful diagrams and pictures interspersed throughout this lesson, as well as links to more detailed subjects. This is an introduction to a larger collection on exploring the Earth's magnetosphere. A Spanish translation is available.
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© 1996 David P. Stern
Faraday, Oersted, history of magnetism, magnetism
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This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.

Topic: Magnetism and Magnetic Force
Unit Title: What is Magnetism?

This page gives many descriptions and details of magnetism in the earth.

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