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Problem: A vertical wire carries a current vertically upward in a region where the magnetic field vector points toward the north. What is the direction of the magnetic force on this current due to the field?A) toward the westB) toward the southC) downwardD) toward the eastE) toward the north

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Right-hand rule for current:

Thumb points in the direction of current, Fingers point in the direction of the magnetic field, Perpendicular to the palm points in the direction of the force.

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A vertical wire carries a current vertically upward in a region where the magnetic field vector points toward the north. What is the direction of the magnetic force on this current due to the field?
A) toward the west
B) toward the south
C) downward
D) toward the east
E) toward the north

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