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Magnet

A magnet (from Greek μαγνήτις λίθος magnḗtis líthos, "Magnesian stone") is a material or object that produces a magnetic field. This magnetic field is invisible but is responsible for the most notable property of a magnet: a force that pulls on other ferromagnetic materials, such as iron, and attracts or repels other magnets.

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State Farm Research Center - MAGNet
... have an opportunity to apply analytical skills to State Farm business issues through MAGNet, short for the Modeling and Analytic Graduate Network ... Students in MAGNet are expected to enroll in a new master’s curriculum created via a relationship between State Farm and the U of I’s Statistics Department ... MAGNet is similar to a 50% graduate assistantship as students work at the Research Development Center 20 hours per week during academic semesters and ...
South Miami Middle Community School - Magnet Program
... A magnet program is an audition/application based enrollment meant to take the place of two elective classes ... The magnets offered at South Miami Middle take place during two class periods of each and every magnet student and specialize in the visual and ...
Chris Rea Discography - Discography - Studio Albums
... SWE SWI US CAN UK US 1978 Whatever Happened to Benny Santini? Released April, 1978 Label Magnet — — — — — — — — — 49 Gold 1979 Deltics Released March, 1979 Label ...
STS-134 - Mission Payload - Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer 2
... unit is a particle physics detector which contains a large permanent magnet, and is designed to search for antimatter and investigate the origin and structure of dark matter ... According to the original design plan, a cryogenic, superconducting magnet system was developed for the AMS-02 ... anomalous heating in the cryogenic magnet system was discovered ...
Loveless Academic Magnet Program
... Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) is a magnet high school located in Montgomery, Alabama ... In 2013, LAMP was named the #1 high magnet high school in the nation, #1 in the state, and #7 overall by U.S ...

More definitions of "magnet":

  • (noun): (physics) a device that attracts iron and produces a magnetic field.

Famous quotes containing the word magnet:

    Yes, but I do not travel to find comfortable, rich, and hospitable people, or clear sky, or ingots that cost too much. But if there were any magnet that would point to the countries and houses where are the persons who are intrinsically rich and powerful, I would sell all, and buy it, and put myself on the road to-day.
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    A healthy soul stands united with the Just and the True, as the magnet arranges itself with the pole, so that he stands to all beholders like a transparent object betwixt them and the sun, and whoso journeys towards the sun, journeys towards that person. He is thus the medium of the highest influence to all who are not on the same level.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

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    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)