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Problem: A 10cm long wire is pulled along a U shaped conducting rail in a perpendicular magnetic field. The total resistance of the wire and rail is 0.20 Ω. Pulling the wire with a force of 1.0 N causes 4.0 W of power to be dissipated in the circuit. What is the speed of the wire when pulled with a force of 1.0 N? What is the strength of the magnetic field?

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Induced emf:

ε=vBL

Force:

F=iBL

Power:

P=F·v

Where v is the velocity, B is the magnetic field, L is the length of the conductor.

Ohm's law:

V=iR

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A 10cm long wire is pulled along a U shaped conducting rail in a perpendicular magnetic field. The total resistance of the wire and rail is 0.20 Ω. Pulling the wire with a force of 1.0 N causes 4.0 W of power to be dissipated in the circuit. What is the speed of the wire when pulled with a force of 1.0 N? What is the strength of the magnetic field?

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