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##### Flat Earth Theory / Re: In FE, why do the magnetic poles exist?
« Last post by Tron on Today at 07:05:36 PM »
Okay, so when you go to the south pole, you are not also going to north pole because that is located beneath Earth on the other side.

So ... when people travel to the South Pole, they go BENEATH the flat earth? On the "other" side?

This isn't hard...  The opposite poles of a flat or spherical earth are located at the opposite ends of there axis of rotation....  There right beneath one another, seperated by earth of course.
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##### Flat Earth Theory / Re: In FE, why do the magnetic poles exist?
« Last post by Tumeni on Today at 06:42:22 PM »
Okay, so when you go to the south pole, you are not also going to north pole because that is located beneath Earth on the other side.

So ... when people travel to the South Pole, they go BENEATH the flat earth? On the "other" side?
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##### Flat Earth Theory / Re: In FE, why do the magnetic poles exist?
« Last post by Magicalus on Today at 04:17:29 PM »
Okay, so when you go to the south pole, you are not also going to north pole because that is located beneath Earth on the other side.

So a compass will only respond to the polarity of a magnet near your location.

Wait, so that's a south pole centered model then? Because if not, then it absolutely is the wrong way around.

But to address the main point here, no. A compass is attracted to both the north and south pole, because it's a magnet. If these poles are both in the same place, then it will be attracted to both equally.

Here's why: take a look at this image.

The magnet in the middle is pointing both ways, with the north pole of the compass facing the south pole of the bar magnet. Now, if we rotate the magnet 90 degrees to be vertical, the compass wouldn't change direction, because the fields acting on it are the same. Remember, magnetic fields are 3 dimensional, so rotating a magnet like this won't affect something, like a compass, which is sitting on the axis of rotation. The compass still points the same, incorrect way. It'll only start changing if you rotated the magnet another 90 degrees, thus flipping the poles.

There is a much simpler problem though; if you buy an unweighted compass(they weight them for accuracy reason to due with latitude) and hold it vertically in the northern hemisphere, the northern end points down. In the corrected version of your model, we would expect the opposite, because the south pole is upwards.(Assuming it's north pole centered. If it's south pole centered, the problem occurs in the southern hemisphere, with the north pole theoretically pointing down when it actually points up)
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##### Flat Earth Theory / Re: In FE, why do the magnetic poles exist?
« Last post by Tron on Today at 03:07:10 PM »
Okay, so when you go to the south pole, you are not also going to north pole because that is located beneath Earth on the other side.

So a compass will only respond to the polarity of a magnet near your location.

And I understand why you think the bar magnet is upside down but it's not.  When we say "magnetic" north or south pole it can mean two different things.  The location  of vertical magnetic field lines that is near the geographic north and south pole OR

The actual polarity of the south pole's location which is north.  Magnetic field lines always exit from the north end of a magnet and enter at the south Pole.  So you see why the bar magnet is flipped on the FE and RE pictures above?  It's unfair how confusing it is but below is a swift article explaining the situation.

https://wtamu.edu/~cbaird/sq/2013/11/15/why-does-a-magnetic-compass-point-to-the-geographic-north-pole/
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##### Flat Earth Theory / Re: In FE, why do the magnetic poles exist?
« Last post by Magicalus on Today at 02:43:31 PM »
I think the earth is an Axial Disc Magnet...  Here is a picture...    I can't really speak about a Ring Magnet setup..

But in the left model, a compass wouldn't work, because both poles of the compass' magnets would be pulled towards the (geographic) north pole, thus resulting in a compass that points east-west (or vice versa) when you face north. I assume the right one is meant to be the round earth version.
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##### Flat Earth Theory / Re: In FE, why do the magnetic poles exist?
« Last post by Tumeni on Today at 02:38:43 PM »
So ... when someone on this disc travels to the North Pole, they're also travelling to the South Pole as well?
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##### Flat Earth Theory / Re: In FE, why do the magnetic poles exist?
« Last post by Tron on Today at 02:29:41 PM »
I think the earth is an Axial Disc Magnet...  Here is a picture...    I can't really speak about a Ring Magnet setup..

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##### Flat Earth Theory / Re: In FE, why do the magnetic poles exist?
« Last post by Magicalus on Today at 02:26:49 PM »
Here's a source for that previous post: