What is Magnetism?

basics of magnetism

Magnetism is based around a magnetic field. A magnetic field around a bar magnet looks like this below. A magnetic field has field lines. The magnetic field is the core of magnetism.   

The N stands for the north pole and the S stands for the south which you will learn about in the section of magnets.  


Magnetic field- A magnetic field is an area in which a magnetic force can be detected.