What is a bar magnet?

What is a bar magnet?

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Two Red rectangular bar magnets held together by a keeper with labelled diameter and length A bar magnet is a magnet which has a length greater than the width.
Bar magnet being used in a experiment with teacher and pupils Bar magnets are used in a large variety of different ways from education to cleaning an oil filter.

For information on how a bar magnet works, see the page: How does a magnet work?

orange and green cylinder bar magnet and a red and blue rectangle bar magnet Bar magnets come in two forms: cylinder and rectangle.