If I break a magnet, I get two magnets. Now I could repeat this with one the two halves. If I keep going, eventually the magnet will be smaller than the size of an atom, so, one of two things should happen before reaching that point:
- I separate the two poles
- I cannot break the magnet anymore
I know 1. is impossible, since we cannot separate the two poles, so I am guessing the process need to stop at some point. At what point will I be unable to break my magnet, and why?