Trying to understand how a magnetic field induces an electric current Suppose you have a wire in the magnetic field like this: If you move the wire with a velocity of V to the left. Then the magnetic field should exert a force on the wire which ultimately on the charges in the wire. According to the right hand rule, It should be to the top of the page. From what I learned particles in magnetic field move in circular or spiral path ( not sure if there is more).. So lets go back to our case. The charges should have a circular path not in a straight line. So how is a current produced with a circular motion moving charges?