5.1 Answer the following questions regarding earth’s magnetism

(d) In which direction would a compass free to move in the vertical plane point to, if located right on the geomagnetic north or south pole? 

Answers (1)

The magnetic field is perpendicular at the poles and the magnetic needle of the compass tends to align with the magnetic field. Therefore the compass will get aligned in the vertical direction if is held vertically at the north pole.

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