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# Why do 2 Magnets Attract Each Other?

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Superphysics Note
We replace ‘striated particles’ with ‘virtual photons’ in order to match modern Physics and make it easier to understand

#### 152. Why one magnet turns and inclines towards another, in the same way as towards the Earth.

When these virtual photons flow through individual magnets in exactly the same way as through the Earth, two spherical magnets must turn towards one another in no other way than towards the entire Earth.

This is because these virtual photons are always gathered in much greater quantity around each magnet than in the remote air. This is because they have passages in the magnet through which they flow much more easily than through the surrounding air.

This retains them near the magnet.

Their quantity is greater in the whole air and other bodies surrounding the Earth than in nearby outer space because of the passages they have in the Earth’s interior.

As far as the magnetic force is concerned, exactly the same things must be thought of one magnet in relation to another magnet, as of the Earth, which itself can be called the greatest magnet.

#### 153. Nor do two magnets turn towards each other only until the north pole of one faces the south pole of the other, but moreover, after they have thus turned, they approach each other until they touch each other, if nothing impedes their motion.

The virtual photons move extremely fast as long as they are in the passages of the magnets. This is because there they are borne by the impulse of the fire-aether to which they belong.

When they go out from there, they meet the particles of other bodies and drive them away, since these belong to the air-aether of earth-aether and do not have so much speed.

Thus, those which pass through the magnet `1`, with the speed with which they are carried from `S` to `N` and from `N` to `S`, acquire the force to proceed further in straight lines towards `R` and `C`, until there they have met so many air-aether or earth-aether particles that they are reflected back from them towards `V`.

The whole space `RVC` through which they are thus dispersed is called the sphere of power or activity of this magnet `1`.

This sphere of power is greater the larger the magnet, especially the longer it is in the line `AB`. This is because the virtual photons, progressing farther through it, acquire more agitation.

Thus also those which pass through the magnet `2` go straight on both sides towards `C` and `T`, and from there are reflected towards `X`, and drive the whole air contained in the sphere of their activity.

But they do not therefore expel it, if there is no place where it can move away: as it has none, when the spheres of power of these magnets are separated from each other.

But when they coalesce into one, then it is first easier for the virtual photons coming from magnet `1` towards `C` to proceed straight on to magnet `2`, in the place of those which were returning from `T` through `X` to `C` and `s`, than to be reflected towards `V` and `R`, whither those coming from `X` do not find it difficult to proceed.

It is easier for those coming from Magnet `2` to `C` to proceed on to Magnet `1`, than to be reflected towards `X`, whither also those coming from `V` do not find it difficult to proceed.

Thus these virtual photons pass through these 2 magnets `1` and `2`, no otherwise than if there were one.

Then it is easier for the virtual photons, proceeding straight from `1` to `2`, and from `2` to `1`, to expel the intermediate air from `C` towards `R` and `T`, in the place of the magnets `1` and `2`, and thus to cause these magnets to approach each other, until they touch in `C`, than to strive through all that air from `A` to `b`, and from `V` to `X`; which two ways become shorter when these two magnets approach each other, or, if one is retained, when at least the other comes to it.

#### 154. Why do magnets repel each other when brought together?

The poles of two magnets, such as South and South or North and North, repel each other if brought too close.

The virtual photons coming from the pole of one magnet that faces the other cannot enter the other magnet, and require some space between the two magnets to pass through, in order to return to the pole of the magnet from which they emerged.

Those coming out of Magnet `1` through the pole `S` cannot enter into Magnet `2` through its pole `s`. They need some space between `S` and `s`, through which to pass towards `V` and `X`. This force moves them from `N` to `S`, repelling Magnet `2`.

And so, coming out of Magnet `2` they repel the Magnet `1` at least when their axes `NS` and `ns` are in the same straight line.

But when they are bent ever so little more to one side than to the other, then these magnets turn themselves, in the manner explained before. If this turning is prevented, but not their straight motion, then again one magnet drives the other away in a straight line.

Assume that:

• Magnet `2` is placed on a small boat with its axis upright perpendicular to the surface
• Magnet `1` is placed near, with its North pole facing the North pole of Magnet `2`

If Magnet `1` is moved towards `Y`, Magnet 2 will move away towards `Z` before it touches Magnet `1`.

This is because no matter how the boat turns, there always needs to be some space between these two magnets for the striped particles exiting through poles N and n to pass through towards V and X.