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Why can droping a magnet can loose its magnetism?

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03/25/2010

When a mass(the magnet)

falling with the potential energy of inertia strikes the ground,

the Newtonian equal and opposite reaction occurs

sending that potential energy backward through the mass(the magnet)

as a kinetic shock wave that disrupts the...

Ionic polarity? Subatomic spin?

Oscillating relationships within the crystal lattice?

Somebody help me here...

An Iron bar rubbed in one direction with a magnet of any direction

yields an Iron bar magnet of one direction.

The direction you rub the magnet will be north

and somehow all the atoms of the Iron lean that way.

Here's the thing: The force of the shock wave is greater than

the force of the magnetic alignment.