# 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?

• 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. – user4552 Aug 12 '14 at 22:47
• Possible duplicate of What is the magnetic field inside hollow ball of magnets? – sammy gerbil Apr 1 '17 at 4:43
• @sammygerbil It is the other way round. That question is a duplicate of this question. – Yashas Apr 1 '17 at 7:01
• @YashasSamaga When there are 2 posts asking the same question, it is not necessarily the later post which should be closed. See Which duplicated question should be closed? In this case, neither question is superior in clarity or research, but the other question is more popular and has more answers. So any further answers should be posted on the other question, I think. – sammy gerbil Apr 1 '17 at 15:07

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