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Problem: Consider the magnetic fields and currents depicted in the figure:What is the direction of the magnetic force on the current in (a)? current in (b)?  current in (c)?  current in (d)? current in (e)?

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Right-hand rule:

Thumb points in the direction of the magnetic force.

Fingers point in the direction of the field.

Palm points in the direction of the conventional current.

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Consider the magnetic fields and currents depicted in the figure:

What is the direction of the magnetic force on the current in (a)? current in (b)?  current in (c)?  current in (d)? current in (e)?


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