By Austin D. Ritchie
Magnatism is a wonderous natural phenomanon. Since days before
scientific discoveries were even written down the world has been playing with
the theories of magnatism. In these three labs we delt with some of the same
ideas which have pondered over for long before any of us were around. In these
conclusions we will take a look at these ideas and find out what exactly we have
To understand the results of the lab we must first go over the facts
about magnatism on the atomic level that we have discovered. The way magnatism
works is this: magnatism is all based on the simple principle of electrons and
there behavior. Electrons move around the atom in a specific path. As they do
this they are also rotating on there own axis. This movement causes an
attraction or repultion from the electrons that are unpaird. They are moving in
two directions though causing a negative and positive charge. In the case of
magnatism though we find that these elements have a lot of unpaired electrons,
in the case of iron, Fe, there are four. What happens then in the case of a
natural magnet the unpaired electrons line up or the magnet in a specific mannor.
That is all the atoms with unpaired electrons moving in a direction which
causes a certain charge are lined up on one side and all the atoms with the
opposite charge move to the other side. The atoms then start to cancel each
other out as they approach the center of the magnet. This all happens at the
currie point where these atoms are free to move and then when cooled and the
metel becomes solid the atoms can no longer move (barely) causing a "permanent"
magnet (as in the diagram on the next page). This same principle can be applied
to a piece of metal that has been sitting next to a magnatized piece of metel in
that over the long time they are togather the very slow moving atoms in the
metal situate in the same fassion also creating... [continues]
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