> Hi Cam et al!
> For what its worth, two points. One dealing with the Davis/Rawls method
> of identifying a magnet poles, the other dealing with the pear shape of
> the earth where the North hemisphere is slightly smaller than the South
> hemisphere (oblate spheroid)...let's see;
> First, you need to understand how to correctly identify the polarity of
> any magnet. In Davis/Rawls own words:
> "The North pole of a magnet seeks a South pole; likewise, a South pole
> seeks a North pole. The North pole of a magnet is NOT the North-SEEKING
> pole, nor is the South pole the South-SEEKING pole.
Of course, opposite attract, or in this case seek.
> In fact, the North-SEEKING pole of a magnet is ACTUALLY the South pole!
> The South-SEEKING pole of a magnet is the North pole. The rule to
> remember is OPPOSITES ATTRACT and SIMILARS REPEL.
Yes, that is why it used to be called the north seeking pole of the earth, because
they didn't assume it was a south pole all they said is that seeked or attracted a
> Test a magnet for correct usage by identifying the separate poles
> correctly. Using a bar or cylinder magnet, tie a thread around the
> exact center of the magnet, with the thread having a loose end.
> Tie the loose end of the thread to any stationary overhang that allows
> the magnet to turn without hindrance in space. When the magnet stops
> turning, the end of the magnet pointing in the direction of the earth's
> North pole is the South pole of the magnet.
no, the one pointing to the geographic north is the north pole of a magnet.
better jet go to a magnet shop, and get some toy magnets that have north and south
written on them, or get some wire and make a coil to verify, A few books I have come
across even deal with the subject.
> You may need a simple
> compass to determine the earth's North pole direction.
> After you have determined the South pole of the magnet, mark that pole
> end with red fingernail polish or paint. Once you have one magnet
> properly identified for North and South poles this magnet can be used
> to IDENTIFY the North and South poles of OTHER magnets. (They
> use the color RED to indicate danger and thus avoid it for biological
> experiments. The reason being that since it causes a swelling of
> tissue, the fluids flow more freely, it accelerates life and growth. If
> you have a bacteria or disease, it will also ACCELERATE its growth
> and so can be quite dangerous.)
> For example, if we bring the South pole of any magnet up to
> another magnet's pole, a REPELLING force shows that the pole of the
> unknown magnet is the South pole. An ATTRACTING force shows that the
> unknown pole is the North pole."
> Here are two URLs which are the main proponents of the pear shaped earth
> theory where the North pole is supposed to be smaller (due to the
> Davis/Rawls contraction) and the South pole is supposed to be larger;
> The comment about the pole thing I knew might be taken wrong. However,
> IMO history bears it out. Of course, the argument can be made for what
> KIND of civilization...doesn't have to be technical or machine based as
> ours is. South pole energy was claimed by David/Rawls to evoke anger
> and for lack of a better term, a more warlike character. I didn't make
> it up, just regurgitating the information..<g>...
> Something interesting though not really related is Electric Universe;
> Jerry Wayne Decker / firstname.lastname@example.org
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