If a magnet is brought near a conductor it induces a current in it caused by the movement of free electrons which behave like tiny magnets. But if a magnet exerts a force of attraction on the electrons shouldn't the electrons exert an equal force according to Newton's law.
The question I found troublesome - the north pole of a magnet is brought near a stationary negatively charged conductor. Will the pole experience any force? Answer as it was in my textbook is 'no'.