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Magnets

In this PDF booklet, the basic physics about how magnets work and how they are utilized by the U.S. Navy are discussed.   Subjects:  Defining magnets; how do magnets work; magnets vs gravity; exercise with magnets; and compasses.  

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Images:  NH 115156:  Compass Repeaters:   NH 63819:  Trade Schools Gyro Compass Study, 1920.