CameraIcon
CameraIcon
SearchIcon
MyQuestionIcon
MyQuestionIcon
1
You visited us 1 times! Enjoying our articles? Unlock Full Access!
Question

At which of the following locations is a compass functional?


A

At all the places within the Earth's magnetic field

Right on! Give the BNAT exam to get a 100% scholarship for BYJUS courses
B

On certain high altitude places, such as mountain peaks

No worries! We‘ve got your back. Try BYJU‘S free classes today!
C

Below sea level

No worries! We‘ve got your back. Try BYJU‘S free classes today!
D

At sea level

No worries! We‘ve got your back. Try BYJU‘S free classes today!
Open in App
Solution

The correct option is A

At all the places within the Earth's magnetic field


A compass is an instrument for determining directions. It has a freely suspended needle that rests in the north-south direction, thus indicating which cardinal direction we face at any point in time. It works at all the places within the Earth's magnetic field because the magnet aligns sin same direction due to Earth's magnetic field.


flag
Suggest Corrections
thumbs-up
0
Join BYJU'S Learning Program
similar_icon
Related Videos
thumbnail
lock
Compass_tackle
PHYSICS
Watch in App
Join BYJU'S Learning Program
CrossIcon