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Problem: A long straight wire is in the plane of a rectangular conducting loop. The straight wire initially carries a constant current i in the direction shown. While the current i is being shut off, the current in the rectangle is: A. zeroB. clockwise C. counterclockwise D. clockwise in the left side and counterclockwise in the right side E. counterclockwise in the left side and clockwise in the right side

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Using right-hand grip rule for the long straight wire:

The thumb points upward. The fingers curl into the rectangular conducting loop.

When the current is shut off, the flux through the loop is into the screen and decreasing. 

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A long straight wire is in the plane of a rectangular conducting loop. The straight wire initially carries a constant current i in the direction shown. While the current i is being shut off, the current in the rectangle is: 

A. zero

B. clockwise 

C. counterclockwise 

D. clockwise in the left side and counterclockwise in the right side 

E. counterclockwise in the left side and clockwise in the right side

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