We always read the "Third Law" of magnetic attraction and repulsion as "the force varies inversely as the square of the distance separating the magnetic poles." I had to puzzle through the English on this one a few times. What happens is pretty simple and stated, I think, more clearly it's this: "the force varies such that it is the inverse of the new distance (between the poles) squared." Thus if poles are moved a further 2 feet apart from an original distance X, the force is the inverse of 2 squared, i.e., 1/4 of the original.
Just a thought to make some of the language clearer for newcomers. Any newcomers agree, or is it just me?
Tony
Just a thought to make some of the language clearer for newcomers. Any newcomers agree, or is it just me?
Tony