There are three primary magnetic elements, which are all transition metals. These include:
Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon. As steel is mostly made of iron, it is magnetic.
Magnets have two magnetic poles:
Here we have a north pole and a south pole:
Keep in mind that the North Pole is usually represented as ‘N’ and the South Pole as ‘S’.
The two forces that occur when you put magnets together are attraction and repulsion.
Here, we have a North Pole and a South Pole:
As opposite poles attract, they are attracted to each other.
Here we have two like poles:
As like poles repel each other, the magnets repel each other. The same goes for two South Poles; they will also repel each other.