Suppose I have a steel bar sitting on a desk, inside the Earth's magnetic field. Suppose the bar is solid and it a cylinder, 1 meter tall and 25cm in radius. The Earth's field points uniformly through the long axis of the cylinder.
Is there some way to determine the magnetic contribution coming from the steel bar? Is there even a magnetic signature since the time derivative of the magnetic field is 0? My thinking is yes, because steel is made of iron which is ferromagnetic. Therefore there should be some induced magnetization from the main earth field, which causes the steel to produce it's own field.
In short my question is: is there some way to estimate the field strength $B = B(z) $ along the longitudinal axis for some location $z$?