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## Continuity of Magnetic Field Lines

I was taught in school that magnetic lines can not cross each other without breaking. Also i was taught that magnetic field lines are unidirectional traveling out of the north end of the magnetic field and connecting to the south magnetic pole. My question is, In the event of the lines being broken, would the broken or open north magnetic lines coming out of the north pole of the magnetic field( traveling at the speed of 186,000 miles per second, the speed of light) be able to connect with any other south magnetic poles they encounter even a second or more away.thank you, Ron G.

## Is the acceleration due to gravity different in south pole and north pole

“Is the acceleration due to gravity different in south pole and north pole?”

As per theory, acceleration due to gravity changes with altitude, depth and latitude.

If we consider that the variation of g with latitude is caused by rotation of earth only, then the value of g will be same for both north pole and south pole.

But, the change in the value of acceleration due to gravity with latitude is caused by the shape of earth too. So it depends your distance from the centre of earth when you are at north pole or south pole.

For calculations the polar radius is taken same at North as well as south pole. So, value of g can be taken the same for both poles.

## how can you find the direction of a magnetic field at a given point in the magnetic line of force?

“How can you find the direction of a magnetic field at a given point in the magnetic line of force?”

Ans: The direction of the north pole of a magnetic needle on any magnetic line of force gives the direction of magnetic field at that point.

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