# Magnets of different shapes

Hello everyone...
I am very confused..
I wanted to know that if we cut a magnet (bar magnet) diagonally into two equal halves, then what is the pole strength and magnetic moment of each piece if the magnetic moment and pole strength of the bar magnet( before cutting ) is $M$ and $m$.
I know that if we cut a bar magnet into two halves transversely or longitudinally ,the magnetic moment will be half in both the cases( how, that i also know )...
Also, i wanted to know that if we cut a magnet ( rectangular ) into magnets of different shapes( say triangle, square, rectangle etc) in different ways, then how to calculate magnetic moments of different shaped pieces... compared to the magnetic moment of initial uncut magnet..

I searched many books but I was unable to clear my doubt..

If anyone has questions of such types, then please tell me ( with a solution)...

Thank you. 4 years, 10 months ago

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