Why does a compass needle get deflected when brought near a bar magnet?

 

Answer

The compass needle itself is a tiny magnet.

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When a bar magnet is brought near it, the bar magnet exerts its magnetic force on the compass needle.

Hence, it gets deflected.

  1. Class 10
  2. Chapter 13 Class 10 - Magnetic Effects of Electric Current (Term 2)

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