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Problem: A wire in the shape of an "M" lies in the plane of the paper. It carries a current of 2.0 A, flowing from A to E. It is placed in a uniform magnetic field of 0.65 T in the same plane, directed as shown in Figure 1. What is the magnitude and direction of the force acting on section BC of this wire?A) 0.090 N perpendicular into the pageB) 0.060 N perpendicular out of the pageC) 0 ND) 0.090 N perpendicular out of the pageE) none of the above

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A wire in the shape of an "M" lies in the plane of the paper. It carries a current of 2.0 A, flowing from A to E. It is placed in a uniform magnetic field of 0.65 T in the same plane, directed as shown in Figure 1. What is the magnitude and direction of the force acting on section BC of this wire?

A) 0.090 N perpendicular into the page

B) 0.060 N perpendicular out of the page

C) 0 N

D) 0.090 N perpendicular out of the page

E) none of the above

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