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Direction of net force

  1. Jan 15, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known datahttp://img8.imageshack.us/img8/8541/netforce.jpg [Broken]

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    3. The attempt at a solution
    The forces on the left and right sides cancel. The forces on the top and bottom segments of the loop are in opposite directions, so the magnitudes subtract. So i have found magnitude of the net force, but how about direction?
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  3. Jan 15, 2010 #2


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    Use the right-hand rule.
  4. Jan 15, 2010 #3
    is the net force this direction?
    http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/8702/doerusu.jpg [Broken]
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  5. Jan 18, 2010 #4
    any idea?
  6. Jan 18, 2010 #5
    What is the equation for the force between two current carrying wires?
  7. Jan 18, 2010 #6
    i have found magnitude of direction of net force , is the direction of the net force which i draw red correct ?
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