Uses of Magnets



  1. Magnetic Compass is the oldest instrument for navigation, a vital tool for navigators to find direction and maintain their course of journey in sea.

  2. Data is stored on magnetic hard drives of computer

  3. Magnets are even inside the small speakers attached to computers, televisions and radios.

  4. Credit cards, debit cards and ATM cards have a strip of magnetic material that stores user’s identification and other relevant information

  5. Small magnets form magnetic clasps on purses and bags (because two aligned magnets are naturally attracted to each other)

  6. Television and computer monitors use magnets

  7. Magnets are used in sorting, separating/segregating magnetic substances from non-magnetic ones in industries

  8. Metallic scrap is isolated / picked from heaps of garbage using magnetic cranes

  9. Magnets are found in some commonly used medical equipment such as X-rays and MRI machines.