# Hole in the disc shaped magnet

Let's suppose we have a magnetic disc. One half is magnetic north pole and the other half is magnetic south pole. Now suppose we drill a hole in the disc. Does anybody has an idea how the magnetic poles are arranged on the edge of the hole? Is the edge north, south or on the upper half is south and lower half is north ? (Th hole must be in the middle to make a ring)

I placed an image of the disc, the hole and polarities of the parts. I want to find out if we place some sensors in positions 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7 what polarites the sensor will detect ? An if we cut the yellow line of this material at positions 5-2 and 2-5 what will be the polarities ?

I drew an image of the disc but I have no enough reputations to place images so for now I will try to explain the details on my question.

Postions: 1 is center of the disc 2 are inner edge (cricle) at 3 and 9 o'clock 3 is at 12 o'clock 4 is at 6 o'clock 5 are outer edge of the disc at 3 and 9 o'clock 6 is on the outer edge between 7 and 8 o'clock 7 is on the outer edge between 1 and 2 o'clock.

In the future when I earned at least 10 reputation I will post the image.

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You have to define the "halving" first, to make Your question reasonable. Is it along a diameter of the disk, or along the middle of the two face planes ? – Georg Nov 9 '11 at 10:45

If the magnetic field $\vec B$ is outgoing from one side of the block, it must be incoming into the opposite one. So the conclusion above is right, at least when the hole is large enough i.e. if the disk with hole is a thin enough annulus. But I believe the sign to stay the same even if the hole is tiny relatively to the disk radius.