# Magnets arranged in a sphere

If I was to take a bunch of magnets and arrange them in a sphere (And keep them there with glue or plastic or something) so that the north pole faces the outside of the sphere and the south pole faces the inside, would the magnet have the same pole no matter what way I turn it or would the magnet be neutralized or something.

I'm envisioning a sphere made of magnets so that no matter what way I turn it it is always the same pole and that a bunch of these repelling each other would be really cool, is this possible?

In effect would this create a monopole magnet?

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Funny, as a kid I wondered about exactly the same. :-) thanks for bringing that back. – Kris Van Bael Oct 13 '11 at 21:17
+1: I started to ask precisely this question myself, and your's appeared in the similar titles. – Everyone Dec 27 '11 at 11:07
Other than Gauss's law plus symmetry, another way to see that the field vanishes is to imagine that each magnet is a small current loop. Each loop's current cancels with the current of the adjoining loop along their shared edge, and since there are no edges that aren't shared, the current vanishes everywhere. – Ben Crowell Aug 12 '14 at 22:47

$$\oint B dA = 0$$