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Problem: Two identical magnets are placed as shown. Using different colored pens, sketch the approximate magnetic field vectors at the four labeled points for: just the horizontal top magnet,just the vertical bottom magnet, and when both are present. Explain how you determined the field vectors for the case when both magnets are present.

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The magnetic field vector is directed tangentially to the curve.

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Two identical magnets are placed as shown. Using different colored pens, sketch the approximate magnetic field vectors at the four labeled points for: 

  • just the horizontal top magnet,
  • just the vertical bottom magnet, and 
  • when both are present. 

Explain how you determined the field vectors for the case when both magnets are present.

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