Problem 27.5: Force on current carrying wire

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This problem has two parts. You must first answer (a) before you can go on to answer (b). Restart.

  1. Determine the poles of the horseshoe magnet. You can move the compass around.
  2. After completing part (a), determine which animation shows the correct force on a wire carrying current out of the computer screen. You can drag the wire around in the animations.

Problem authored by Anne J. Cox.
Script authored by Morten Brydensholt and modified by Anne J. Cox.

Physlets were developed at Davidson College and converted from Java to JavaScript using the SwingJS system developed at St. Olaf College.

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