If a refrigerator magnet can't hold apiece of paper against a refrigerator what forces are acting on it?
if a refrigerator magnet cant hold a piece of paper against a refrigerator, the forces acting on the magnet must be what?
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Because, beneath the paint or finish of the door, it is made of ferrous metal and magnets stick to anything like that, as they contain iron.
it 's magnetism.
it is a magnet and you just stick it to your fridge
The term "refrigerator magnet" is ambiguous and may refer to anynumber of types of magnets. However, typically a refrigeratormagnet is going to be relatively weak and made of …the mostinexpensive materials available. Hard refrigerator magnets arelikely iron. Flexible refrigerator magnets are made of bondedferrite powders; barium ferrite is among the most common. In general classification, a refrigerator magnet is a permanentmagnet.
Because it is made up of iron and steel!
Because the package of paper is too heavy. :)
There are many refrigerators these days (especially stainless steel ones) which are not magnetic. That might be the source of your problem.
The magnet is losing its magnetic connection to the fridge.
In theory, it could. Larger magnets have a stronger and wider magnetic field. If we are talking about refrigerator magnets, then one would need a lot of them. Additional An…swer If the refrigerator is magnetic and the magnet you are using is sufficiently powerful, it WILL hold your science book on the refrigerator. The issue you are having is based on the size of your magnet relative to the size of your science book. There are trains in Germany and Japan called Maglevs which float above the ground using sufficiently powerful magnets.
This would be magnetism.