# Magnetic fields and the right hand grip rule

by shyguy79
Tags: fields, grip, hand, magnetic, rule
 P: 102 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data (i) Find the magnitude and direction of the magnetic field at the point O located at a distance D = 10 cm from a wire carrying a current i = 1.0 A directed into the page, as shown in the attached drawing. (ii) A second wire, identical to the first, is placed a distance D = 10 cm on the opposite side of O from the first wire as shown in Figure 3. This second wire carries a current with the same magnitude of i = 1.0 A. In which direction must this current flow in order for the magnetic field strength at O to be non* zero? 2. Relevant equations Right hand grip rule B(r) = μ i / 2π r 3. The attempt at a solution For (i) I've got the magnitude of the field as 2uT from the B(r) = u i / 2π r and the direction as downwards using the right hand grip rule. For (ii) I'm assuming that for it to be non zero then the current would have to be directed out of the page - if it was into the page then the resultant would be zero? Attached Thumbnails
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