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Problem: A square current loop 5.2 cm on each side carries a 480 mA current. The loop is in a 0.70 T uniform magnetic field. The axis of the loop, perpendicular to the plane of the loop, is 30° away from the field direction.What is the magnitude of the torque on the current loop?

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A square current loop 5.2 cm on each side carries a 480 mA current. The loop is in a 0.70 T uniform magnetic field. The axis of the loop, perpendicular to the plane of the loop, is 30° away from the field direction.

What is the magnitude of the torque on the current loop?

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