D) Direction of the force on a wire carrying current in a magnetic field


(Top View - Wire in a magnetic Field)

Force on wire? Into, Out of Page?






Right Hand Rule
Wire in a Magnetic Field

Why Left and not right??

1) Draw Flux lines (N to S)

2) Right Thumb - direction of current


3) Four finger - Mag. Flux Direction


4) Palm shows direction of force on conductor




Figure 2 - Force on wire?

Up or Down?








Figure 3 - Force on wire?

Up or Down?










Force on conductor maximum when conductor placed perpendicular to field
 and zero when placed
to the field.

Review Book - p. 260) #10




D - out of page




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