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Cube cross product qustion

  1. Aug 21, 2009 #1
    i need to figure out the size and direction of the force on each segment

    http://i32.tinypic.com/1075g8g.gif

    in cd segment there is a 45 degree between the electricity and magnetic field
    so i need to have size 40*sin 45

    why they write only 40
    ??
     
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  3. Aug 21, 2009 #2
    am i correct?
     
  4. Aug 21, 2009 #3

    tiny-tim

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    Welcome to PF!

    Hi krot! Welcome to PF! :wink:

    Your picture shows a cube with an electric circuit along adjacent j and k edges, and returning along ij and ik face-diagonals, with a uniform magnetic field in the j direction.
    you would only need 40sin45º if the diagonal was 40 …

    it isn't!! :smile:
     
  5. Aug 21, 2009 #4

    Evo

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    krot's been caught. He's a previously banned member.
     
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