xkcd finds East and West confusing – what about North and South?


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Comments (1)

  1. Phylyp says:

    My 2 cents:

    I believe it’s a question of the definition and assumption differing: magnetic north is not the earth equivalent of a magnet’s N (assumption), but the end that attracts a magnet’s N (definition).

    In order words, "magnetic north" is a contraction of "magnetic pole-that-attracts-a-magnet’s north".

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