Why do magnets attract or repel when they are not touching?
Let's pretend that we do not know about the law that opposite poles attract and alike poles repel. We experiment with two magnets. And we find that sometimes we can make the magnets repel, and sometimes we can make them attract. Magnets like every other Mass in the universe, are made of Atoms,, including you, and me.
Opposite poles of magnets attract each other while like poles repel. So... North is attracted to South but two Norths repeal and two Souths repel. Magnets are also attracted to magnetic substances such as Iron and Nickel. Basically, magnets have two poles, they come in various shapes and attract/repel other magnets.
This is because magnets have north and south poles, which attract and repel each other. Opposite sides of the magnet attract each other like a south pole of the magnet touching the north pole of another magnet, while the same sides of a magnet like a north pole of one magnet touching a north pole from another magnet.
Magnets attract magnetic materials such as iron. Magnets either attract or repel other magnets depending on the polarity. Magnets repel diamagnetic materials. Most diamagnetic materials (bismuth, diamond, graphite, silver) are only weakly repelled. Super conductors are strongly diamagnetic, and are more strongly repelled.
To repel something is to keep it away. To attract something is to draw it towards oneself. "Repel" and "attract" are words usually used to describe magnetism. Magnets have two opposite ends, or "poles", called "north" and "south". When the north pole of one magnet gets close the north pole of another magnet, they repel each other. When the north pole of a magnet gets close to the south pole of another magnet, they attract…
Magnets are a great example, since the law of electric charges states: opposites attract and like charges repel. Magnets would be a good example to use Magnets have 2 ends: North and South, and if you bring two magnets together with similar ends (North and North) the magnets will repel and move away, but if you place two magnets with dissimilar sides (north and south) they will attract and stick together
Not all objects became electrified, objects "electrified" by the same machine appeared to repel each other (like magnets of the same charge); and objects "electrified" in different ways (one by touching an electric machine, for example, and the other, say, by rubbing amber) would attract each other (like magnets of opposite charge).