Problem: Two closed loops A and C are close to a long wire carrying a current(a) Find the direction (clockwise or counterclockwise) of the current induced in each loop if/is steadily decreasing.(b) While/ is decreasing, what is the direction of the net force that the wire exerts on each loop? Explain how you obtain your answer

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(a)

We apply the right-hand rule. The thumb points in the direction of the current, other fingers in the direction of magnetic field.

To do this, grip coil A with the right hand in a manner that the thumb points in the counterclockwise direction.

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Two closed loops A and C are close to a long wire carrying a current

(a) Find the direction (clockwise or counterclockwise) of the current induced in each loop if/is steadily decreasing.

(b) While/ is decreasing, what is the direction of the net force that the wire exerts on each loop? 

Explain how you obtain your answer


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