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Homework Help: Coil Moving through a Magnetic Field velocity

  1. Jul 22, 2012 #1
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    At t=0, a rectangular coil of resistance R = 2 ohms and dimensions w = 3 cm and L = 8 cm enters a region of constant magnetic field B = 1.6 T directed into the screen as shown. The length of the region containing the magnetic field is LB = 15 cm. The coil is observed to move at constant velocity v = 5 cm/s. What is the force required at time t = 0.8 sec to maintain this velocity?
    https://wug-s.physics.uiuc.edu/cgi/courses/shell/common/showme.pl?cc/DuPage/phys2112/summer/homework/Ch-27-Induction/IE_B_field_from_movingcoil/pic2.gif [Broken]

    not actually sure where to start. any suggestions on where to start would be welcomed.
    Thank you.
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  3. Jul 22, 2012 #2


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    Hi jdmarquardt. Since you are asked to find a force, you should first try to understand conceptually why a force would be required to move the coil at constant speed.
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