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Force on a conductor explained by properties of magnetic field lines

Force on a conductor explained by properties of magnetic field lines Fleming’s left-hand rule merely tells us the direction in which a current carrying wire moves in a magnetic field: it does not explain the motion. An explanation can, however, be given which is based on the properties of magnetic field lines. Faraday’s concept of magnetic field …

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The kicking wire experiment. Force on a conductor in a magnetic field

The kicking wire experiment. Force on a conductor in a magnetic field The experiment illustrated in Fig. 38.2 has been designed to show how the direction of the force on a wire carrying a current is related to the direction of the magnetic field in which the wire is situated. A straight wire with a flexible connection …

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