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Problem: The figure shows a wire that is connected to a power supply and suspended between the poles of a magnet. When the switch is closed, the wire deflects in the direction shown.Which of the dashed boxes represents the position of the north magnetic pole? Choose one A,B,C, or D.

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Left-hand rule:

Thumb points in the direction of the force on the conductor, Fingers point in the direction of field and perpendicular to the palm points in the direction of the Current.

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The figure shows a wire that is connected to a power supply and suspended between the poles of a magnet. When the switch is closed, the wire deflects in the direction shown.


Which of the dashed boxes represents the position of the north magnetic pole? Choose one A,B,C, or D.

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