What Causes Magnetism?


Magnetism is a force that is caused by the constant flow of electrons in a material. Without the constant flow, the material is not magnetic, and has no force surrounding it.
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Magnetism is defined as the property of materials to respond to applied magnetic fields. Magnetism is caused by permanent magnets which are caused by ferromagnetism and also by the magnetic field.
Magnetism is caused when all the atoms of a metal like lodestone, iron, cobalt, nickel, or gadolinium are lined up in one direction. If this happens during the cooling process, after being melted, it will result in a permanent magnet. You can find more information here: http://www.rare-earth-magnets.com/magnet_university/magnetism.htm
Magentism is the force that attracts or repels 2 magnets with the help of their magnetic fields. The electrons line up to either attract or repel. You can find more information here: http://www.explainthatstuff.com/magnetism.html
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